YPG/PKK to be disarmed under deal on Manbij — Cavusoglu

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday YPG/PKK terrorists will be disarmed under a roadmap drawn up by Turkey and the U.S. to rid Manbij, Syria, of the terror group.

The roadmap on Manbij was announced after a meeting between Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo on Monday.

The deal focuses on the withdrawal of the PKK-affiliated YPG terror group from the northern Syrian city and regional stability in the region.

“Once [the implementation of] Manbij model is completed, a similar model to be applied to other areas of Syria occupied by the terrorist YPG,” Cavusoglu told reporters in the southern Antalya province.

The Turkish minister said the roadmap was not “an international agreement” but rather “a bilateral roadmap”.

“No 3rd country will have a say in Turkey-US deal whether it is France, United Kingdom or Belgium,” he concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency