Al Jazeera: Ankara wants Kurds to leave three cities in Syria’s Aleppo province
MOSCOW, November 29 – RIA Novosti. According to the news of Al Jazeera TV channel based on Turkish official sources, Ankara is demanding the Kurdish formations of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to leave the cities of Manbij, Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) and Tel Rifat in the province of Aleppo in northern Syria. .
The channel’s sources, “Ankara demanded the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces from Manbij, Ayn al-Arab and Tel Rifat.”
According to them, Turkey accepts the return of Syrian government institutions to these cities.
According to the sources, the Russian side is making efforts to meet Ankara’s demands and to avoid Turkish military action. Sources also say that Ankara has given time to fulfill its demands, otherwise it will launch a military operation that will affect Manbij, Ayn al-Arab and Tel Rifat.
Earlier, the media reported that the Turkish armed forces have almost completed their ground operation preparations in Syria and are only waiting for President Tayyip Erdogan’s decision.
Since November 20, Turkey has been conducting an airstrike against the Syrian wing of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Syria – attacks have been reported in northern Iraq as well as the city of Kobani. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the operation as a success and did not ignore the future of the ground operation.
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