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The US not Keeping Promises on Syria ‘Safe Zone’: Turkey

Turkey is not satisfied with the US in their joint plan to establish a ‘safe zone’ in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Ankara and Washington made an agreement on the safe zone last month and established a joint coordination center before conducting the first joint patrol in East Euphrates area of northern Syria.

Cavusoglu said those steps were “a good start”, but noted that his country believes that Washington “has failed to keep its promise, including the Manbij roadmap.”

He said the US failure to fulfill its promises are due to Washington’s engagement with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is recognized as a “terrorist organization” by Ankara for its alleged ties with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The Turkish top diplomat described the US position in the east of Euphrates as “cosmetic”.

“The steps taken or said to have been taken are cosmetic steps,” Anadolu Agency quoted Cavusoglu. Source 

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