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Turkey’s threat to Kurds demands US protection

Responding to a Turkish military buildup on its border with northeastern Syria, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat of a new incursion into Syria, President Trump has warned Turkey not to attack the Syrian Kurds.

  • Dov S. Zakheim
  • The Hill

Kurdish forces have been allied to America and the coalition it leads; have borne the brunt of the ground war with ISIS; have suffered heavy losses in doing so.

On the other hand, Turkey considers both the Syrian Kurdish militia — the People’s Defense Units, better known as the YPG — and its political arm, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), to be a terrorist organization, essentially a…

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