March 9, 2017

Turkey urges US, Russia to cut support to YPG

Turkey has reiterated its desire to remove the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), from Manbij, urging both the United States and Russia not to support “terrorist groups” in Syria, just after the top soldiers of the three countries discussed the security situation in the war-torn country in a surprise meeting.

What is important for us is to clear Manbij of YPG elements. Why did the YPG come there? To establish its terrorist canton and to gain more territory,” FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said March 9. Read more.

Hürriyet

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Turkey pounds Syrian army positions in Manbij (video) - PressTV

UN urged to force Turkey out of Syria (video) - PressTV
Syrian government urges U.N. to make Turkey withdraw from Syria - Reuters

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