Turkey to US: take away Kurdish fighters from anti-IS drive

Turkey’s protection minister says he has requested his American counterpart that the USA finish its help for Syrian Kurdish fighters and take away them from a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, that if combating the Islamic State group in Syria.

Nurettin Canikli additionally says in feedback televised dwell from Brussels on Thursday that he advised U.S. Secretary of Protection Jim Mattis, that U.S. help for the Syrian Kurdish militia, often known as YPG, has helped Kurdish rebels in Turkey “to develop and strengthen,” posing an more and more “existential” menace to Turkey.

Canikli stated he offered paperwork to Mattis proving “natural” hyperlinks between the YPG and Kurdish rebels in Turkey.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due in Ankara afterward Thursday to debate rising tensions between the 2 NATO allies.

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