June 4, 2018 / 4:41 PM / 5 months ago

Turkey, U.S. agreed on method, timetable for removal of Kurdish militia from Manbij: spokesman

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/ Leah Millis

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States agreed on a method and timetable for the withdrawal of Kurdish militants from Syria’s Manbij, government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

Bozdag made the comments after a cabinet meeting following the meeting between Turkey’s foreign minister and his U.S. counterpart. He also said Turkey has the right to carry out operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq’s Qandil region any time it deems necessary.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Ece Toksabay

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