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Turkish Troops Are Now Being Deployed in Manbij #SyriaWar

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Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkish troops are now being deployed in Manbij, northern Syria, as part of deal with US.

Turkish military forces have entered the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal agreed with the United States, Turkish media reported on June 18, citing local sources.

Earlier this month Turkish and U.S. military officials agreed on the implementation of a road map that brings about the withdrawal of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij in accordance with a political agreement between Ankara and Washington early June.

The military-to-military talks followed a deal between Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on June 4 over the Manbij road map.

The road map, which has a certain timeframe, suggests the withdrawal of the YPG from the city and the establishment of a new local council to be composed of mainly Arab locals.

The road map, whose timeline has never been formally announced but leaked by diplomatic sources to the media, foresees a three-stage process. The first stage from 0-10 days is about the completion of initial preparations between the military and intelligence officials from the two sides, the second stage from the 11th to the 30th day needs to finalize initial preparations and the final stage requires the full implementation of the road map within 60 days.

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