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Turkey slams US for being "shadowed by its terrorist propaganda" in Syria

ANI  |  Ankara (Turkey) 

on Monday slammed the for being "shadowed by its terrorist propaganda" and has advised to honour its "strategic partnership" with

"Terrorists cannot be your partners and allies. expects the US to honour our strategic partnership and doesn't want it to be shadowed by terrorist propaganda," tweeted Ibrahim Kalin, of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Directly targeting the US-back Kurdish forces in Syria, Kalin further said: "There is no difference between DAESH (Islamic State), The (PKK), PYD (Party) and YPG (PKK's Syrian affiliate, the People's Protection Units). We will continue to fight against them all."

Turkey's response came hours after US warned of "economic devastation" if it targets US-backed Kurdish forces in

Turkey's relationship with the US has been difficult since decided to ship thousands of truckloads of weapon and ammunition to YPG.

Last week, Donald Trump's had also announced that US army troops will be pulled out of only after defeating the Islamic States (ISIS) and ensuring that the Kurds are safe.

US commanders have also recommended to the that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in should be allowed to keep US-supplied weapon after the exit of US troops from the regions.

On December 19, the announced the withdrawal of the troops from Syria.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:16 IST
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