Before the U.S. withdrawal, American and Turkish forces were jointly conducting patrols in Manbij region and the June deal between Ankara and Washington presumed the withdrawal of the YPG militia from the region, but the deal was not fully implemented.
"There is no step back, weakness, halt, or slowdown in the fight against Daesh terror group", Kalin said after declaring that Turkey will maintain its military presence in the Syrian province of Idlib in order to ensure "security and stability in the region". Thus the US withdrawal is considered a major concession for Erdogan, which no doubt Trump was hoping to maintain as a key ally against Iran.
In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said he would withdraw US forces from Syria. Turkey has insisted that the Kurdish fighters, who are affiliated with the separatist Turkish Kurdish PKK militant group, be withdrawn east of the Euphrates River under a June agreement with Washington.
Clark expressed concern about the effect Trump's decision will have on USA foreign policy. "We will see about that", he added.
"What does this say about the foreign policy of the United States?"
"President Erdogan invited President Trump to visit Turkey in 2019".
"However, reaching consensus with the regime bears with it some political and military costs to the YPG", said Oytun Orhan, coordinator of Syria studies at ORSAM, an Ankara-based think-tank.
A Turkish military convoy arrived overnight on Monday at the border with local media reporting that some vehicles had entered Syria.
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He referred to Turkey's cross-border offensive launched in August 2016 against the IS in northern Syria and said Ankara would take all measures to avoid a power vacuum after the United States withdrawal.
Moreover, on Sunday Trump said he had another conversation with Erdogan, posting another tweet that read, "We discussed ISIS, our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of USA troops from the area".
The U.S. leader tweeted that Erdogan had told him Ankara would "eradicate" the last IS elements.
Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed concerns that the withdrawal ordered by US President Donald Trump would allow Islamic State to regain territory. On Monday, Turkey warned Syria that it would forcefully retaliate against any attack on its military positions there.
"Yesterday units from the Syrian National Army headed towards the Manbij front and took preliminary positions [in preparation] for the battle", Major Youssef Hamoud, the spokesman for the Turkish-backed National Army, told Reuters. According to the deal, the Kurdish militia would withdraw from Manbij and USA and Turkish troops would patrol the area, as a new administration for the mixed Arab-Kurdish town is elected.
The spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council, Sharfan Darwish, said Turkish reinforcements have arrived in the area.
Ankara regards the YPG as terrorists and has been infuriated by USA support for the group in the fight against IS.
Turkey has welcomed Trump's decision.