US decision to arm Kurds in Syria poses threat to Turkey, says Ankara

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Erdoğan joins his prime minister and other government figures in condemning US decision before meeting with Trump

The Turkish government has criticised a US decision to directly arm Kurdish militants in Syria as a “threat to Turkey” – the first diplomatic scuffle between the two Nato powers since President Donald Trump took office.

The condemnations from Ankara by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it prime minister and top diplomat came before a face-to-face meeting between Trump and his Turkish counterpart later this month.

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