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Syrian Turkmens slam Macron meeting YPG/PKK terrorists

French President Emmanuel Macron makes a speech during a press conference within the EU Leaders Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 22 March, 2019 [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]
French President Emmanuel Macron makes a speech during a press conference within the EU Leaders Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 22 March, 2019 [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]

The Syrian Turkmen Assembly (STA) on Saturday denounced the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and a delegation of the so-called SDF, led by the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group.

“Macron’s receiving of a delegation of SDF has once again shown that the West, led by the US, Israel and France, is the supporter of PYD/YPG/SDF terror groups in the international arena,” STS said in a statement.

Recalling the ongoing crimes of terror group YPG/PKK against the civilians in areas under their control, STA strongly condemned Macron for his support to “the separatist terror group.”

French president on Friday hosted a delegation of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is closely affiliated with the YPG/PKK terrorist group.

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In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

The PYD/YPG is its Syrian branch, which also works under the label of the SDF.

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