Turkey condemns Macron's meeting with YPG

Turkey condemns Macron's meeting with YPG

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey condemns Macrons meeting with YPG

Turkey on April 19 condemned the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and a delegation of the SDF, led by the Syrian branch of the PKK.

"We condemn that French President Emmanuel Macron received a so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) delegation, led by the PYD/YPG- the Syrian branch of PKK terror group,” Hami Aksoy, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said in a statement.         

"This attempt to give artificial legitimacy to the extensions of a terrorist group is a rather wrong step which is incompatible with the alliance relations," Aksoy added.         

He underlined that it is important to hinder any agenda targeting the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria.         

Aksoy also reiterated that Turkey will not hesitate to take the necessary precautions to ensure its national security.         

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.

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