Turkish president calls for concrete steps to clear N.Syria of PKK/PYD/YPG terror group

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2023-01-05 14:13:38 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-01-05 14:42:33

Türkiye will take concrete steps by completing roadmap for turning country into gas hub 'as soon as possible,' Erdogan tells Russian President Putin

Turkish president calls for concrete steps to clear N.Syria of PKK/PYD/YPG terror group
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The Turkish president, in a phone call on Thursday with his Russian counterpart, called for concrete steps to clear northern Syria of the PKK/PYD/YPG terror group. "The concrete steps should now be taken to clear PKK/PYD/YPG terror groups, especially from Tal Rifaat, Manbij in northern Syria, near Türkiye's border," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Vladimir Putin, according to a statement by the Turkish Communications Directorate.

Türkiye is strengthening the infrastructure to turn the country into a gas hub and will take concrete steps by completing a roadmap "as soon as possible," Erdogan said.

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He also said that the calls for peace and negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv should be supported by a unilateral cease-fire for a fair solution.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.