Turkey, Syria’s PYD sign temporary ceasefire agreement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey and the Democratic Union Party (PYD, the Kurdish political party) in Syria signed a temporary ceasefire agreement, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported Aug. 31.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama will discuss the details of the temporary ceasefire during the G-20 summit to be held in China on September 3, the newspaper reported.
According to the newspaper, the Turkish official sources have not confirmed the information on a temporary ceasefire with the PYD.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.