Turkey says U.S. must ensure Kurdish militia withdraws to east of the Euphrates

The United States must hold its promise to ensure the Kurdish YPG militia withdraws its fighters to the east of the Euphrates river, the Turkish government spokesman said on Monday, applying pressure on Washington to enforce a Turkish red line.
"We know PYD/YPG elements are still present. We are asking once again for the United States to keep their promise and have the PYD/YPG retreat to the east of the Euphrates," spokesman Numan Kurtulmus said after a cabinet meeting.
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3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Reuters

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