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Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

AP  |  Ankara 

Turkey's is assailing the United States, claiming American forces in are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic State militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish fighters as has demanded.

Mevlut Cavusoglu says US forces are leaving "pockets" with IS militants intact to justify continued cooperation with the

Cavusoglu says ties with the US are "at a critical stage" and that needs to take "concrete steps" to regain Turkey's trust.

is riled over Washington's support for the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG -- the top US ally in the anti-IS fight.

considers the YPG a "terrorist" group linked to Kurdish insurgents within

US is due in later this week.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:00 IST