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YPG violating Syria safe zone deals between Turkey, US and Russia

"While the shows full compliance to the existing agreement for the facilitation of the , continue their transgression in the area of , carrying out 16 rocket and mortar attacks in the last 24 hours," the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a written statement shared on official Twitter page on Sunday.

The PKK/YPG terrorists in continued to violate the safe zone deals that Turkey hammered with the U.S. and Russia, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

"While the Turkish Armed Forces shows full compliance to the existing agreement for the facilitation of the Peace Corridor, continue their transgression in the area of Operation Peace Spring, carrying out 16 rocket and mortar attacks in the last 24 hours," the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkey launched on Oct. 9 in order to secure Turkey's borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria's territorial integrity by removing YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists out of the northern Syria.

Ankara wants YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from the region so that a safe zone can be created to pave the way for the safe return of some two million refugees.

On Oct. 22, Turkey and reached a deal under which YPG/PKK terrorists would pull back 30 km (18.6 mi) south of Turkey's border with Syria, and security forces from Turkey and Russia would mount joint patrols there.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.

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