Turkey, Russia to discuss removal of YPG from Syria's Manbij, Ein al-Arab
Ankara agreed with Washington on Thursday to pause its offensive into northeast Syria for five days to allow the YPG to withdraw from a planned “safe zone”. President Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Sochi on Tuesday for emergency talks on Syria with his Russian counterpart.
In an interview with broadcaster Kanal 7, Cavusoglu said Turkey expected the YPG to be removed from areas where the Assad regime, backed by Moscow, has deployed in northern Syria. He said Turkey did not want to see a single YPG fighter left in the “safe zone” at the end of the truce period.