In remarks made in a statement, Tanju Bilgic said: “We are waiting for the immediate realization of the commitment the U.S. forwarded to us that there will not be any PYD/YPG elements in the west of Euphrates after the Manbij operation.”

Turkey launched on Wednesday Operation Euphrates Shield, which is aimed at improving security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the terror threat along Turkey’s border through Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery and jets.

Bilgic said the operation would continue until the terrorism threats in the region reached a level that would “not disturb our citizens.”

Anadolu Agency