Turkey gives the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces an ultimatum to withdraw its fighters from Manbij, Tell Rifaat, and Kobanî within two weeks or face military action. A Turkish official says that Russia and the United States have been informed of the deadline.
A car bomb, targeting an armored vehicle transporting police personnel, explodes close to a bus terminal in the Bağlar district of Diyarbakır, Turkey, killing at least seven police officers and wounding 27 more people, including 13 officers, according to a joint statement by Turkish officials and the police. The attack comes one day before Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's scheduled visit to the city. There has been no claim of responsibility. CNN points out both Kurdish rebels and ISIL militants have claimed similar recent incidents.
Tens of thousands of Kurds pour into the streets of Diyarbakir, Turkey, for the funeral of Sakine Cansız, the co-founder of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, who was killed in Paris, France, on January 9.