Mevlut Cavusoglu: "Turkey will not allow safe zone agreement to be delayed"

 Mevlut Cavusoglu: "Turkey will not allow safe zone agreement to be delayed"
# 08 August 2019 16:03 (UTC +04:00)

"Turkey will not allow the safe zone process it is working on with the Untied States to be delayed, and suffer the same fate as an agreement on the Syrian town of Manbij," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Manbij roadmap was an agreement made between the NATO allies last year, dictating a complete withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG militia from the town. Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist organisation.

Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action.

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