September 7, 2018 / 12:13 PM / in 16 days

Turkey 'extremely annoyed' by U.S. policy in Syria, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is “extremely annoyed” by the United States’ support of a terrorist organisation in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, even though the threat from Islamic State has ceased.

Speaking at the start of summit in Tehran between the leaders of the three countries, Erdogan said Washington was trying to make the presence of Syrian Kurdish YPG permanent east of the Euphrates.

The three presidents of the main outside players in Syria’s long war were meeting to discuss the fate of Idlib as rival factions there prepared for what could be the conflict’s last great battle.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Sarah Dadouch; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Humeyra Pamuk

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