Erdogan presented Afrin itself as the last real obstacle to taking the Kurdish district and placing it under the control of Turkish-backed rebels.
Speaking to Kurdistan 24 during a live broadcast interview from Qamishlo, YPG Spokesperson Nuri Mahmoud dismissed recent threats by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about his army's advance into other areas of Rojava.
The State Department spokesperson on Thursday said talks between Turkish and American officials have begun in the US capital and many issues will be discussed including Syria and Turkey's ongoing operation in Afrin.
"Today, there were also clashes around Bulbul, where they announced around 30 days ago that they captured, occupied it", he said.
The operation's media branch on Saturday said their new push had left Afrin's eastern side "exposed" to advancing fighters.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria. As of now, we have Afrin encircled.
Erdogan reiterated Turkey's resolve to advance to Manbij - a region east of Afrin, where the US has a military presence - and other Syrian Kurdish held locations east of the Euphrates river, once the offensive on the enclave is completed.
On a visit to Ankara last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Turkey and the US had to solve the tensions surrounding Manbij as a "priority".
Ankara's offensive on the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria is now in its 48th day as Erdogan vows to increase the operation beyond Afrin.
According to Turkish officials, the primary agenda of the committee on Syria is Turkey's demand of clearing the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units' (YPG) from Manbij that lies to the west of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.
The PKK has waged a decades-long armed fight against the Turkish state that has killed tens of thousands of people.
"This is an introductory meeting where we can start to hopefully work out some of these issues", Nauert added.
Putin asked in an often-combative interview with NBC News aired late on March 9. "Give us an official request", he added. Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to cooperate with the opposition if it tries to strengthen the country.
As is known, the CPTPP allows Peru to trade with four new business partners: New Zealand , Brunei, Malaysia, and Viet Nam . The Labour Party, which rejected the previous TPP deal, has trumpeted the revised agreement as an improvement.
Two weapons have also been recovered from the dead terrorists, said state's director general of police SP Vaid. Three terrorists reportedly appeared in the Shopian village during Bhat's funeral and gave him a gun salute.
The end result was a festival that resembled Apocalypse Now and which faced a rash of lawsuits for failing to deliver on promises. The "upscale" accommodations consisted of half-built tents, cheese sandwiches and rat droppings covering the ground.
He has said that it is incumbent on anyone who is unhappy with the draft text to bring forward legally enforceable alternatives. The Sinn Féin leader added that there could be no overall agreement on Brexit unless the issue of the Irish border was solved.
Terry Bryant pictured with Beyonce in 2009. "Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together". The actress called on all the female winners and nominees to stand with her as she claimed the prize for her role.
It can't be confirmed whether the case is linked to the ongoing statue vandalism in various parts of the country or not. Reports state that six members of the group have been detained by the police in the incident.
President Emmanuel Macron met his future wife, Brigitte, when he was around 14 and she was 38 and a teacher at his school. The push to finally set an age of consent follows cases in recent months that have shocked the country.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace expressed interest in retaining Fuller at last week's National Football League scouting combine. He collected three interceptions and two forced fumbles in his first three games of his rookie season.
The soon-to-be 20-year-old (his birthday is March 25) played for Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. This year the impairments the competing athletes have include amputee, visual impairment, cerebral and spinal injuries.
In February 2018, Stephen Fry revealed he spent the last 12 months secretly battling prostate cancer . Turnbull explained that he mistook pains in his legs and hips - symptoms of the cancer - as old age.
Anthony Davis leaves game with apparent hip injury
Sacramento already was without center Willie Cauley-Stein, who missed his third consecutive game because of a lower back strain. Late in the second quarter, #Anthony Davis labored down the floor after a hard collision with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan .
Geneva Motor Show: Audi E-Tron prototypes hit town
A more coupe-like version of the e-tron is also planned, and both vehicles will be produced at Audi's plant in Brussels, Belgium. The "e" winds its way around the tailgate at the height of the front fender and is literally electrifying.
Notre Dame rally stuns Virginia Tech at ACC tourney
Combine that with a 4-of-24 second half against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, and you get 12-of-56, a grim 21.4 percent over 40 minutes. With under one minute to play, Notre Dame allowed two threes from Virginia Tech . "For a while we looked worse tonight".
Spring time change is Sunday
When we have to get up early, and it's still entirely dark outside, we probably wish standard time were still in place. While residents will lose an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward, they will gain an hour of daylight.
Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement'
The affair was said to have occurred in 2006, less than four months after Melania Trump gave birth to the couple's son, Barron. But Clifford says that only she and Cohen signed the agreement on October 28, 2016, Cohen on behalf of Essential Consultants.
Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe
Toyota's C-HR model was launched in late 2016 without a diesel, but with a popular hybrid accounting for 78 per of sales. The future of diesel cars overshadowed all the gleaming new metal unveiled on the opening day of the Geneva motor show .
Nagaland: Will bring transparency in governance, says Rio
The J&K Government felicitated the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for BJP's impressive performance in three north-eastern states. It all started previous year as BJP wrested power from Congress bastions - Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.