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Turkey waiting for US to fulfill commitment on PYD/YPG

Turkish Foreign Ministry says it awaits realization of pledge to keep PYD/YPG forces east of Euphrates

Handan Kazancı   | 30.08.2016
Turkey waiting for US to fulfill commitment on PYD/YPG

Ankara

ANKARA 

Turkey is waiting for the U.S. to fulfill its commitment that there would be no PYD/YPG elements in the west of Euphrates, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

In remarks made in a statement, Tanju Bilgic said: “We are waiting for the immediate realization of the commitment the U.S. forwarded to us that there will not be any PYD/YPG elements in the west of Euphrates after the Manbij operation.”

Turkey launched on Wednesday Operation Euphrates Shield, which is aimed at improving security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the terror threat along Turkey’s border through Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery and jets.

Bilgic said the operation would continue until the terrorism threats in the region reached a level that would “not disturb our citizens.”

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