Erdogan after meeting Putin: We reached a "historic" agreement on Syriaby vBulletin:registered: Editor , Arab News World 3 Hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reached an agreement he described as "historic" with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Syria.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Putin, Erdogan said after their meeting in the Russian city of Sochi that the main aim of the peace process is to get terrorists out of the region and to secure the return of Syrians to their territory.
Erdogan said that the memorandum of understanding, reached with Putin, provides for the withdrawal of the Kurdish "YPG" with its weapons from the region to a depth of 30 kilometers within a period of 150 hours starting midday on Wednesday, in addition to its exit from Tal Rifaat and Manbij.
The Turkish president pointed out that his country hosts three million six hundred and fifty thousand Syrians, including three hundred and fifty thousand Kurds, in this context, Erdogan stressed the agreement
with the Russians, to take measures that will facilitate the voluntary return of Syrian refugees and prevent the infiltration of terrorists.