Turkey's president says Kurds have not withdrawn as US says

September 2, 2016 7:19 AM

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ISTANBUL – Turkey's president denies claims by U.S. officials that Syrian Kurdish rebels fighting Turkish forces in northern Syria have withdrawn east of the Euphrates River.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday as he departed for the G20 meeting in China, "they tell us that YPG (a Syrian Kurdish force) has crossed east of the Euphrates. And we say: no they did not."

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