December 5, 2017 / 9:34 AM / 5 months ago

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy those in Syria linked to Kurdish militants

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey will “very soon completely destroy” those in Syria linked to Kurdish militants.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during a meeting of his ruling AK Party in Kars, Turkey, December 2, 2017. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey has been angered by U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters who have spearheaded the Western-backed military campaign against Islamic State. Ankara says the YPG is an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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