Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Arab-led Manbij Military Council did not show any love to Turkey this week, despite the latter’s satisfaction over the withdrawal of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) from Manbij.

According to a statement released by the Manbij Military Council on Wednesday, their group will not accept any Turkish military presence inside Manbij.

“We will not accept that,” council spokesman Sharfan Darwish told Reuters.

Turkey and the United States on Monday reached an agreement for jointly administering Manbij.

Darwish said the council was “awaiting explanations and clarification from the international US-led coalition” about the details of the agreement. The Manbij Military Council said earlier that the Kurdish YPG militia would remove its military advisers from the town in the coming days.

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