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Turkey to US: remove Kurdish fighters from anti-IS force

AP  |  Ankara 

Turkey's says he has asked his American counterpart that the end its support for Syrian Kurdish fighters and remove them from a US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, that if fighting the Islamic State group in

Nurettin Canikli also says in comments televised live from on Thursday that he told U.S. Jim Mattis, that U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as YPG, has helped Kurdish rebels in "to grow and strengthen," posing an increasingly "existential" threat to

Canikli said he presented documents to Mattis proving "organic" links between the YPG and Kurdish rebels in

US is due in later on Thursday to discuss growing tensions between the two NATO allies.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 17:50 IST