Turkey condemns Macron's reception of YPG-led SDF militants

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Saturday 20 April 2019 | 1:32 PM Damascus Time

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  • Turkey condemns Macron's reception of YPG-led SDF militants

    Baladi News

    The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned French President Emmanuel Macron's reception of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

    "This is a wrong move aiming to legitimize terrorist groups, and one that goes against the relations between two allies," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement late Friday.

    "We remind once again that Turkey will not hesitate to take precautions needed to ensure its national security that it deems necessary and that the agendas that aim to harm Syria's political unity and territorial integrity," Aksoy added.

    Macron earlier on the same day hosted representatives of the terrorist group, assuring them of France's support in the fight against the nearly-exterminated Daesh militants.

    Macron assured the SDF representatives, who were not named, of the "active support of France in the fight against Daesh which continues to be a menace for collective security," the presidency said in a statement. 

    France's past contacts with the SDF have also angered Turkey, which rightly regards the YPG as the Syrian branch of the internationally recognized terrorist group PKK.

    Source: Daily Sabah.

     

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