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Kurdish YPG to leave Manbij on July 4: Turkish FM

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANKARA, June 21 (Xinhua) — Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters will leave northern Syria’s Manbij region on July 4, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. During an interview with local CNNTurk, Cavusoglu said the roadmap for a solution in Manbij, which was agreed upon by the United States and Turkey early […]

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Turkish army ends second round of patrols in Manbij

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

MANBIJ, Syria / ANKARA, Turkey: Turkish Armed Forces on Wednesday completed a second round of patrolling in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a deal with the U.S. to rid the area of the YPG/PKK terror group. According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground, armored vehicles belonging to the Turkish military […]

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‘Turkish patrols in Manbij give hope for homecoming’

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

HATAY, Turkey : Turkish soldiers patrolling in Manbij are giving locals hope that they can go back home, according to a prominent longtime resident of the northeastern Syria city. Ibrahim Alhaji, who served a decade as an undersecretary at Syria’s Justice Ministry after 12 years as a judge and prosecutor in Manbij, took refuge in Turkey […]

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3-month timetable set in US-Turkey Manbij deal: Bozdag

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

YOZGAT, Turkey: Turkey and the U.S. have set a three-month timetable to complete the tasks agreed in a deal on Syria’s Manbij, Turkish government spokesman said Tuesday. “We have a 90 days’ timetable. [It schedules] what will be done within a week, in two weeks, in a month, and so on,” Bekir Bozdag told reporters in […]

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US ready for Manbij-focused roadmap with Turkey: Mattis

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Jim Mattis said Monday the U.S. is ready to implement a Manbij-focused roadmap with Turkey. “We are prepared to go forward with the collaboration across the forward line of our own troops, which starts with knowing where each of us is at,” Mattis told reporters, referring to Turkish military forces. “Then start […]

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Turkey: US and Turkish troops to patrol Manbij

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s defense minister says Turkish and US soldiers will patrol the key northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal reached this week for the withdrawal of a Syrian Kurdish militia. Speaking in Brussels after a NATO summit late Friday, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said he met his American counterpart James Mattis. […]

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Syria Kurds to pull forces from flashpoint town Manbij

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BEIRUT: A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced Tuesday it will withdraw from Manbij, a day after key brokers Ankara and Washington held talks on the fate of the strategic town. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) spearheaded a victorious offensive in 2016 to rid Manbij of the Daesh group, and had kept military advisers in […]

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YPG/PKK intensify terrorist activities in Manbij, Syria

By   /  April 28, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

MANBIJ, Syria Terror group YPG/PKK has expedited its terrorist activities in the Manbij region of northern Syria, local sources said Saturday. The sources, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity, said the terrorists were forcing youngsters to take up arms. The terror group has been forcibly recruiting civilians who were born between the years […]

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