In an incredibly aggressive move, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that he will demand that President Donald Trump take back his support for the Kurdish YPG, or “Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units,” when he visits him later this month.
His language was pretty aggressive, to boot, according to Breitbart.
The United States has been rendering aid to YPG in the interest of fighting the mutual enemy, the Islamic State group.
The Kurds have been essential in the battle against the terrorist organization. As the Conservative Tribune previously reported, “The Kurds have been among the most effective and reliable ground forces since the U.S.-led international coalition launched its air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria in 2014.”
But, as Breitbart explains, Turkey sees YPG as an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the PKK), which is a Marxist group dedicated to the ideal of an independent Kurdistan.
The PKK is regarded as a terrorist organization by not only Turkey, but both the United States and the European Union, according to the Anadolu Agency, an international news agency headquartered in Turkey.