Hulusi Akar: We  must see YPG militants withdrawal in the safe zone 'with own eyes'

Hulusi Akar: We must see YPG militants withdrawal in the safe zone 'with own eyes'

Sep 01 2019

ARK News: Turkey's national defense minister on Friday said the country needed direct confirmation of reports that YPG militants withdrew from parts of northern Syria and destroyed some of their emplacements.

Hulusi Akar said he had received the information from the U.S. but that it had not been confirmed.

"We want to see all of these in person and confirm with our own eyes," Akar said.

He added that four helicopters -- two Turkish and two U.S. -- conducted aerial reconnaissance of the safe zone in northern Syria for almost two hours.

Turkish and U.S. military officials reached an agreement on Aug. 7 that the safe zone in northern Syria will serve as a "peace corridor" for displaced Syrians longing to return home and a Joint Operations Center in Turkey will be set up to coordinate its establishment.


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