Ankara 'shocked' by U.S. comments putting Kurdish YPG and Turkey in same basket: formin spox

February 15, 2016 11:47 AM

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ANKARA Turkey is "shocked" by recent remarks from the U.S. State Department that put Ankara in the same basket as Kurdish YPG insurgents, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said on Monday.

Bilgic was referring to comments from U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby, who has urged both Turkey and the Syrian Kurds to focus on tackling a "common threat" of Islamic State militants who control large parts of Syria.

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