Turkey warns of action if Kurdish militants do not leave Syria's Manbij

Marsha Scott
March 30, 2018

MEPs commented to TV broadcasters that Varna has opened a new path in relations with Turkey.

Ankara wanted to mark distances with these decisions and for this reason Bozdag clarified that bilateral relations with Russian Federation are "positive and good" and explained that Turkey 'does not intend to take any action against Russian Federation'.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled Turkey has no plans to follow its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European Union allies in expelling Russian diplomats following a spy poisoning in Britain blamed on Moscow, in comments published on Wednesday.

At least 45 Russian diplomats have been expelled across Europe so far.

Manbij sits on the west bank of the Euphrates River and the east of Syria's Afrin region, where Turkey has taken over recently from YPG militants after intensive military operations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed plans for a summit on Syria next week during a phone call with Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

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Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

In a written statement, Aksoy added that Turkey "condemns what happened in the United Kingdom and regards the use of chemical weapons as a crime against humanity".

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

Turkey will continue to provide medical support to the region, he added.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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