Turkey-Syria: Kurdish evacuation ended
At the moment it is not necessary to resume the offensive
The withdrawal by the Kurds in Syria has been completed and the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, has communicated that at the moment it is not necessary to resume the offensive against the combatants and restart the operations as they went to the border areas as confirmed by the United States.
Yesterday in Sochi there was a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan (see AVIONEWS). A four-hour interview at the end of which the leaders declared that they were satisfied with the agreement reached on the Syrian issue by agreeing to a further 150-hour truce to allow evacuation. "Today with Putin we have reached a historic agreement", Erdogan announced, "for the fight against terrorism, the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria, and for the return of refugees".
Putin, on the sidelines of the meeting, said: "The Turkish President explained to me the reasons for the offensive, I am convinced that the separatist feelings in the north-east of Syria have been fomented from the outside. The region must be freed from the illegal presence foreigner. The agreement with Erdogan is of fundamental importance for the future of Syria". And he added regarding the ISIS fighters detained in prisons now under the control of Ankara: "The terrorists do not draw strength from the Turkish operation" (see AVIONEWS).
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