FAST FIVE: "We Have Hours Left": Turkish Ceasefire On Edge Of Collapse As Erdogan Gives Kurds Hours To Flee Territory
“We Have Hours Left”: Turkish Ceasefire On Edge Of Collapse As Erdogan Gives Kurds Hours To Flee Territory The Turkish lira has started to slide again.
“If they don't withdraw, our operation will start.
This is our agreement with the US” As Bloomberg notes, citing a senior Turkish military official said, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces must exit the 120-kilometer (75-mile) area between the Syrian border towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn by 10 p.m.
The clarification over the parameters of the truce on Monday followed threats by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to restart the offensive if the militants do not pull back from the area.
A convoy of US vehicles at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing on the outskirts of Duhok, Iraq The US withdrawal has been seen as a historic betrayal by the Kurds, who partnered with US troops in Syria to fight Islamic State.