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Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Russia and the U.S. to keep to their promises to ensure that Syrian Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian borders areas with Turkey.

Erdogan says the Kurdish fighters are still present in several areas.

Erdogan also said on Tuesday that Turkish troops are being attacked by some Syrian Kurdish fighters from areas they had retreated to, adding that Turkey would not "remain a spectator" to these assaults.

In this photo taken from the outskirts of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, Russian and Turkish forces enter Syria, as they begin their joint patrol, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols for the second time in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. (AP PhotoMehmet Guzel)

Two cease-fire agreements — brokered by the U.S. and Russia— halted Turkey's military offensive into Syria to allow for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw 30 kilometers, about 19 miles, away from the border.

Erdogan's spoke as Turkish and Russian troops carried out their second joint patrols in northeast Syria under a deal reached with Moscow.

In this photo taken from the outskirts of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, a Russian army vehicle enters Syria, as it begins its joint patrol with Turkish forces, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols for the second time in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. (AP PhotoMehmet Guzel)

In this photo taken from the outskirts of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, Russian and Turkish forces enter Syria, as they begin their joint patrol, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols for the second time in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. (AP PhotoMehmet Guzel)

In this photo taken from the outskirts of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, Russian and Turkish forces enter Syria, as they begin their joint patrol, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols for the second time in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. (AP PhotoMehmet Guzel)

In this photo taken from the outskirts of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, Russian and Turkish forces enter Syria, as they begin their joint patrol, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols for the second time in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. (AP PhotoMehmet Guzel)