Turkish FM says Kurdish YPG ‘hasn’t fully withdrawn’ from Syria border region

Turkish FM says Kurdish YPG ‘hasn’t fully withdrawn’ from Syria border region

Kurdish YPG forces in Syria have not fully withdrawn from the border territory as agreed in a Russia-brokered accord, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Ankara will discuss next steps with Moscow soon, Reuters quoted the minister as saying.

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Cavusoglu said a Russian military delegation is going to Turkey to discuss joint patrols, set to begin on Tuesday.

The Turkish diplomat also repeated a warning that if the YPG did not withdraw 30km (18 miles) from Turkey’s border, Turkish forces would “clear them out.”

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