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Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish groups leaving Manbij area | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Syrian Kurdish militia fighters were leaving northern Syria’s Manbij area.<p>Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal<p>Turkey’s armed …

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Ankara Predicts YPG Withdrawal from Manbij Next Month

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu predicted on Wednesday that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) may begin withdrawing from the …

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YPG is set to leave Manbij: US State Department spokesperson

The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) is set to leave the northern Syrian city of Manbij following a roadmap reached between the U.S. …

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Kurdish militia to exit Syria's Manbij under US-Turkey deal

An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said Tuesday it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease …

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says will pull military advisors from Manbij

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>BEIRUT - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Tuesday its military advisors would leave Syria's Manbij, a …

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Turkey says Kurdish militants leaving Syria's Manbij will be disarmed

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will be stripped of their weapons when withdrawing from the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a roadmap agreed with the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.<p>Speaking to reporters in Turkey's southern …

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Turkey and US agree plan for YPG withdrawal from Syria's Manbij

LanguageUndefined Kurdish military commander says Washington and Ankara's plans for flashpoint northern city are premature

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Turkey, U.S. reach agreement on plan for withdrawal of YPG militia from Syria's Manbij: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement on a plan for the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from Syria's Manbij, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.<p>Under the terms of the three-step plan, which will become finalised during a visit …

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Report: Turkey, U.S. reach plan for withdrawal of YPG militia from Syria's Manbij

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>ANKARA - Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement on a plan for the withdrawal of the Syrian …

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Turkey, U.S. reach agreement on plan for withdrawal of YPG militia from Syria's Manbij - Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement on a plan for the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from Syria's Manbij, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

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US Denies Reports of Deal with Turkey over YPG Withdrawal from Syria’s Manbij

The United States denied on Wednesday media reports that said a deal had been reached between it and Turkey on a roadmap for the withdrawal of the …

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Turkey, US reach agreement on plan for withdrawal of YPG militia from Syria's Manbij - Anadolu

ANKARA: Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement on a plan for the withdrawal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from Syria's Manbij, …

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US-Turkey working group says they agree on Manbij 'roadmap’

Turkish and U.S. officials on May 25 agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became a major …

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US-Turkey agree 'roadmap' on Kurd-held Manbij in Syria

ANKARA (AFP) -<p>Turkish and US officials on Friday agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became a major headache between the NATO allies, according to a joint statement.<p>The northern city of Manbij is held by the People's Protection Units …

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UK ‘understands’ the close links between the YPG and the PKK

The United Kingdom has “a lot of respect and consideration” for the views of the Turkish government regarding the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection …

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U.S. set up base in Syria's Manbij after Turkish threats: SDF official

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened to send troops to Manbij after they expelled the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the Afrin region, further to the west, in March.<p>Ankara regards the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdish PKK, which has waged an insurgency inside Turkey …

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YPG kidnaps Kurdish critics in Syria

The PKK terrorist group's Syrian affiliate People's Protection Units (YPG) kidnapped two members of the National Council of Syrian Kurds (ENKS) last …

America should work with Turkey, not terrorists, in Syria

The April 6 editorial “A gift to America’s enemies” claimed that Turkey is “irrationally bent on annihilating” Syrian forces, led by Kurds, “who have collaborated with the United States in fighting” Daesh.<p>The PKK and its Syrian branch the PYD/YPG are terrorist organizations that victimized the …

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Diplomacy comes first

The mere thought of deploying a few hundred French soldiers in Manbij in the north of Syria was enough for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to …

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Russia expects Turkey to hand over Syria’s Afrin

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on April 9 that Russia expects Turkey to bring the strategic northern Syrian town of Afrin, previously …

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Between a Rock and Dynamite: American Options in the Face of the Turkish-YPG Crisis

Since mid-2014, America’s main enemy in Syria and Iraq has been the self-proclaimed Islamic State. ISIL is down for the count in both countries, but …

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Turkey or Kurdish YPG militia? Pick a side, Turkish minister tells France | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey warned France on Thursday that it needed to choose who it wanted as an ally to fight Islamic State in Syria, and urged it to do what is necessary to ensure Kurdish militias leave the northern Manbij region.<p>FILE PHOTO: Turkey's European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik …

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Turkey or Kurdish YPG Militia? Pick a Side, Turkish Minister Tells France | World News | US News

FILE PHOTO: Turkey's European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Turkish Embassy in London, Britain, …

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Turkey, US in ‘robust dialogue’ over Syria, YPG still ‘principal US partner’: CENTCOM head

WASHINGTON<p>The head of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said on April 3 that the U.S. is in a “very robust dialogue” with Turkey over Syria, while …

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Turkey starts preparations for further operations in northern Syria, Iraq: Erdogan

Turkey starts preparations for further operations in northern Syria, Iraq: Erdogan<p>(File photo)Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters walk in the streets …

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Europeans fighting ISIL in Syria return home. Now what?

In recent years several hundred Europeans and Americans have joined the Kurdish YPG forces in Syria to first fight ISIL and now Turkey. Frenchman Maxime Barrat*, who is in contact with Belgian secret services, is only one of them.<p>"Their names are Maxime, Hanna and William. They are a truck driver, …

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria’s Afrin in IED blast

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency<p>Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region during a sweep and clear mission, the Turkish army …

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U.S. sells out Kurds, reminding America why it should just stay home

Despite President Donald Trump’s perpetual bluster, in Syria the administration is yielding to the Erdogan regime in Ankara and again selling out …

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