Turkey blames U.S. training of Kurdish YPG in Syria

<p style="text-align: left;">Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan&amp;rsquo;s spokesman on Sunday denounced efforts by the U.S.-led coalition to train a border security force in northern Syria including Kurdish YPG fighters as worrying and unacceptable.

According to Reuters Ibrahim Kalin said that, instead of ending support for the YPG &ldquo;the USA is taking worrying steps to legitimize this organization and make it lasting in the region. It is absolutely not possible for this to be accepted.&rdquo;

Turkey considers the YPG to be an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is considered as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and European Union.

Kalin added that Ankara &ldquo;will continue its fight against any terrorist organization regardless of its name and shape within and outside its borders.&rdquo;

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