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The US decision to increase its financial support of the armed Kurdish people’s protection Units (YPG) will affect the decisions in the future will take Ankara. This was stated by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the visit of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Ankara, Reuters reports.
“We are told that if we get hit, we will respond harshly. Those who say that have never tried the Ottoman slap”, — said the Turkish leader.
The President added that the US should stop the “theater” in Syria with the struggle against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), which turns into a struggle against Turkey.
“We have 911 km border with Syria. What they [the U.S.] relationship with the Syrian border? They have already spent $ 550 million [in aid of YPG], but now I want to increase this figure to three billion,” — said Erdogan.
The head of state noted that those who fought with ISIS, now fighting against Turkey.
Hard Erdogan’s statements were a response to the request of the Pentagon to allocate money for training and equipping the Kurds of YPG.
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