Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

According to the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak, taking the city of Manbij in northern Aleppo Governorate will be the first step in creating this security zone, which will extend through Idlib, al-Bab and A’zaz in the north-west of Syria, before later being extended through currently Kurdish held territory east of the Euphrates and in northern Iraq.

Turkey plans to establish a joint security corridor within Syria and Iraq along its southern border, stretching to the border with Iran, according to the newspaper Yeni Safak.

The planned security zone will be up to 30-40 km wide.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu endorsed a roadmap to ensure stability in Manbij.

Mevlut Cavusoglu said the roadmap would include three stages and stipulated that the YPG troops lay down their weapons. The Foreign Minister added that the framework of cooperation between Ankara and Washington used in Manbij could later be used in other regions of northern Syria.

US-Turkish relations have suffered a setback amid Ankara’s concerns over US support for the YPG, which is viewed by the Turkish authorities as an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey.

Ankara has repeatedly accused Washington of failing to fulfill its promises regarding the withdrawal of the YPG, who seized Manbij from the Daesh* terrorist group in June 2016.

Source: Sputnik

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A Security zone should be created in Thrace, thus expelling Turkey from this illegally occupied Greek region and from Greek capital city Constantinople…

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This has always been the Turkish/Zio/Nazi tyranny plan: Invade, occupy separate all of Northern Syria from the Syrian mainland joining it to Iraq from where to pass the US oil and gas pipeline towards Europe to bypass Russia. The first phase of the plan has already been carried out and it involved the mass ethnic cleansinhg of all indigenous pro-Assad population from these areas and the re-settlement and repopulation of these same areas by Turkish Kurds who in their turn have been ethnically cleansed from their native lands in Eastern Anatolia. No wonder we don’t hear anything anymore about the… Read more »