Russia and Turkey deal replaces US-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Russia and Turkey deal replaces US-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Turkey and Russia announced a new deal in which the Kurdish forces will be withdrawn from the Syrian border. This will replace the present US-proposed ceasefire.

Russia and Turkey deal replaces US-brokered ceasefire in Syria
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Right) and Russia President         Vladimir Putin (Left) deal replaces US-brokered ceasefire in Syria.

On Tuesday night Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged with an agreement that will ensure the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the 30-km Syrian border.

Earlier, US Vice-President Mike Pence has drawn an agreement with Turkey to halt the military operations in Syria targeting Kurds and their camps. This agreement was temporary as Turkey has agreed on it with a timeframe of just 5 days. This cease-fire expires at 10.00 P.M local time of Syria and Turkey.

Before the US-Turkey ceasefire agreement ends, Russia has entered into talks with Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin held talks Sochi and announced a deal. This new deal between Turkey and Russia has faded the US-Turkey cease-fire. This deal ensures Turkey not to restart its military operation in Syria against SDF.

Also, read: Turkey Agrees To Syria Ceasefire temporarily

After the new deal, President of Turkey, Erdogan has stated –

According to this agreement, Turkey and Russia will not allow any separatist agenda on Syrian territory,

According to the latest Russia-Turkey deal of ceasefire, Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will be vacating the 30-km Syrian Border. This will be guarded jointly by the forces of Russia and the Syrian regime apart from Turkey.

Russian forces will now safeguard the territory that was earlier guarded by the U.S. troops. On the other side, Turkey will continue its patrolling in the areas that it had already seized.

Meanwhile, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu has stated that during Turkey attacks, around 500 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) members have escaped from prisons that were run by Kurdish forces.

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