The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Turkey hopes Trump will stop backing Syrian Kurdish YPG
ByREUTERS
January 12, 2017 09:31

Turkey hopes the incoming US administration under President-elect Donald Trump will "correct the mistake" of allying with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the fight against Islamic State, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday.

Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the PKK militant group, which has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is considered a terrorist organisation by Ankara, the United States and the European Union.

Isik was speaking at a conference of Turkish ambassadors in the capital Ankara.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 28, 2017
Mosul civilians flee as IS soldiers fight to the end

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 14 - 28
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 27
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 21
    Jerusalem
    15 - 22
    Haifa
  • 15 - 28
    Elat
    16 - 26
    Tiberias