Turkey-US relations didn't deteriorate because of arrest of pastor Brunson - Cavusoglu
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The relations between Turkey and the United States haven’t deteriorated because of the arrest of pastor Andrew Brunson, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, the Turkish media reported Oct. 23.
Cavusoglu noted that there are disagreements between the United States and Turkey over the fact that Washington is supporting the PYD / YPG terrorists.
"The United States must stop supporting the PYD / YPG terrorists in northern Syria," Cavusoglu said.
The Foreign Minister noted that Turkey hopes that the United States will fulfill the conditions of the Manbij roadmap agreed between Washington and Ankara earlier.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that the United States did not keep its promises regarding the withdrawal of the PYD-YPG terrorists from the Syrian Manbij.
"According to the agreements reached by Turkey and the United States, the detachments of the PYD-YPG militants were to leave the Syrian city of Manbidge within 90 days, but this did not happen," Erdogan said.
On June 4, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed at the talks in Washington a road map on the Syrian Manbij. Earlier, Cavusoglu and Pompeo held a meeting in Brussels, during which the "Olive Branch" operation and other issues were discussed.
On January 20, the Turkish Armed Forces launched in the Syrian region of Afrin a joint military operation with the Free Syrian Army entitled as “the Olive Branch”.
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