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Erdogan, Trump agree ‘more effective coordination’ on Syria

December 15, 2018 at 2:26 pm

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets with US President Donald Trump (R) within the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 1 December, 2018 [TURKISH PRESIDENCY / MURAT CETINMUHURDAR / /HANDOUTAnadolu Agency]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump have agreed to “more effective coordination” on Syria, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

Speaking via phone call, the leaders discussed the latest developments in Syria, as well as the two countries’ mutual relationship and combatting terrorism.

During the discussion, Erdogan spoke about Turkish fears rising from the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), PYD (Democratic Union Party) and YPK (People’s Protection Units) groups active in Syria.

This came after Erdogan threatened on Wednesday to launch a new operation in northern Syria against US-backed Kurdish forces operating in the area.

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