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Turkey says Russia promised to keep Kurdish militia away from border: BBC

Russia has promised Ankara that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey’s military is targeting, will not be in the Syrian territories across the border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Turkey says Russia promised to keep Kurdish militia away from border: BBC

Turkey says Russia promised to keep Kurdish militia away from border: BBC

STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 17,  ARTSAKHPRESS: Russia “promised that the PKK or YPG will not be on the other side of the border,” Cavusoglu said in an interview with the BBC. “If Russia, accompanied by the Syrian army, removes YPG elements from the region, we will not oppose this.”

Earlier on Thursday, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman said Syria should get control over its border with Turkey as part of any settlement of the conflict in the region, as Turkey pressed on with its offensive into northeastern Syria.


     

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