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Has the US conceded to Turkey in Manbij?

If one is to go by leaks to the media as well as official statements out of Ankara, Turkey and the United States have essentially worked out a “road map” for Washington-backed Kurdish fighters to leave the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the…

  • Semih Idiz
  • Al-Monitor

Accordingly, once the People’s Protection Units (YPG) — which Turkey considers a terrorist organization and an existential threat to its security — evacuate Manbij, Turkish forces would move in and work with US forces already there to provide “stability and security” in the…

Malt 2bThe next stage would be to negotiate the YPG’s expulsion from lands east of the Euphrates River along Turkey’s border with Syria.

The only problem…

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