Cavusoglu: Syrian Kurds withdrawing from safe zone
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Kurdish YPG militants started to withdraw from the safe zone in northern Syria.
Speaking at the TRT World Forum in Istanbul, he highlighted that there are only 35 hours left until the deadline for the YPG to withdraw from the designated area in line with the U.S.-Turkey deal and that Turkey will relaunch the paused operation if the terrorists fail to leave the area.
"If all the YPG/PKK elements withdraw from this region, we can halt the operation," Hurriyet daily cited the Turkish diplomat as saying.
Cavusoglu noted that he will accompany Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his visit to Sochi tomorrow and hold a critical meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding Syria.