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US, Turkey agree to force YPG leave Manbij in July
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Turkey’s Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Curtis Scaparotti agreed via telephone on Wednesday to force the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) to leave Manbij by July.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Turkish General Staff said Akar and Scaparrotti developed a roadmap to end the disagreement over Manbij.
The Manbij roadmap was announced after a meeting in Washington last week between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The deal focuses on the withdrawal of the YPG forces from Manbij.
Should the model prove a success, Turkey will push for a similar arrangement in eastern Syria.
Source: Anadolu Agency
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