Erdogan says Kurdish YPG have not left

Turkey’s Erdogan says Kurdish YPG have not left Syria ‘safe zone’

Nevzat Devranoglu, Ali Kucukgocmen

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Kurdish YPG militia had not withdrawn from some Syrian border areas and that U.S. forces were still carrying out joint patrols with the group, contrary to an agreement between them.

He was speaking as Turkish and Russian soldiers in armored vehicles held their second joint ground patrol in northern Syria near the town of Kobani, under a deal to push the YPG some 30 km (19 miles) away from Turkey’s border.

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Source: reuters.com

Syria civil war map, October 2019, via Wikipedia, by Ermanarich

Syria civil war map, October 2019, via Wikipedia, by Ermanarich

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