Friday, June 30, 2017

U.S. President Trump And Turkish President Erdogan In Intense Talks Over U.S. Military Support For Syria's Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30.

Daily Hurriyet News: Turkey, US in intense talks over YPG split

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30, while Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy for the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was holding discussions in Ankara following his visit to northern Syria.

The phone conversation between Erdoğan and U.S. President Trump ended on the afternoon on June 30, with the Turkish president also set to hold a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Mahir Ünal stated.

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Update #1: Erdoğan and Trump make phone call, discuss Gulf crisis, YPG presence in Afrin -- Daily Sabah
Update #2: Erdogan, Trump talk amid dispute over arms to Kurd fighters -- Arab News/AP

WNU Editor: The top U.S. envoy in the war against the Islamic State is currently in Turkey to explain U.S. support for the YPG .... Top US anti-Daesh envoy in Turkey for talks amid tension over US support for YPG (Daily Sabah). As for the Kurds in Syria who are leery of Turkey .... they are expecting the worse .... Kurds in Northern Syria Fear New Turkish Incursion (VOA).


Unknown said...

I've never quite understood why turkey deosnt like the Kurds...??? Also if the Americans get along so well with the Kurds why wouldn't they somehow be able to just let them all just move to the states so they wouldn't have to fight all the time for land and make tax paying citizens out of them in the free world? From what I gather the Kurds seem like nice people and whatnot don't seem like militants also whybdeosnt Turley make concessions to them or just drop the bullshit ego crap and all just get along...

Unknown said...

I know a Turkish-American.

Their opinion is that Kurds are mountain Turks; they just do not know it.

That is this Turkish-American is a chauvinist.

If this Turkey was not 2nd generation, he should have been kicked out long ago.

Sad thing is are that Turks are only 30% Turkish by blood. They deny all their other ancestry/patrimony/matrimony.

Can you said stupid!