Turkey says U.S. should "stop supporting terrorists" to avoid Syria confrontation

by Reuters
Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:50 GMT

ANKARA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The United States should "stop supporting terrorists" if it wants to avoid a possible confrontation with Turkey in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday as Ankara pressed on with its incursion against a Kurdish militia there.

"Those who support the terrorist organisation will become a target in this battle," he told broadcaster A Haber in an interview. "The United States needs to review its solders and elements giving support to terrorists on the ground in a way to avoid a confrontration with Turkey." (Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler)

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