Turkey warns U.S. of blowback from decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria

May 10, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

Turkey warned the United States on Wednesday that a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its NATO ally of siding with terrorists.

The rebuke came a week before President Tayyip Erdogan is due in Washington for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who approved the arms supply to support a campaign to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State.

Turkey views the YPG as the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought an insurgency in southeast Turkey since 1984 and is considered a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey and Europe.

 

Read More: Turkey warns U.S. of blowback from decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria | Reuters

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