Turkey says one Turkish soldier killed in northeast Syria
One Turkish soldier was killed on Sunday in an attack in the northeastern Syrian city of Tel Abyad, the Turkish defence ministry said.
The ministry said the attack was carried out by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which Turkey accuses of having links to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an armed group which has been fighting inside Turkey for more than 30 years
Tel Abyad bölgesinde 20 Ekim 2019 tarihinde keşif gözetleme görevi esnasında PKK/YPG'li teröristlerin açtığı tanksavar ve hafif silah ateşi neticesinde bir kahraman silah arkadaşımız şehit olmuş, bir kahraman silah arkadaşımız yaralanmıştır.https://t.co/HkVqZvnJ1y#MSB #TSK— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) October 20, 2019
Turkey and the United States on Thursday agreed to cease hostilities in northeast Syria after hours of negotiations in Ankara, however, reports of clashes and airstrikes continue.
According to the ceasefire deal, the YPG and other Kurdish-led groups viewed by Ankara as a security threat will withdraw from a 32-km deep zone south of Turkey’s border.