Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Kurdish YPG militia had not withdrawn from some areas inside Syria along the Turkish border and that U.S. forces were still carrying out joint patrols with the YPG. Turkey struck two separate deals with the United States and Russia for the YPG to withdraw from the “safe zone” it plans to form in northeastern Syria, in return for Ankara stopping its offensive against the group. While Washington and Moscow have said the fighters left, Erdogan has said this was not the case. In a speech, Erdogan said YPG fighters remained in Tel Rifaat, Manbij and to the east of Ras al Ain, which […]