Turkish foreign minister says Kurdish YPG seeking to divide Syria

February 25, 2016 10:47


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ANKARA - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, like Islamic State, seeks to divide Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, adding that the country's territorial integrity must be preserved.

"The aim of the PYD and YPG is clear, just like Daesh they want to divide Syria to form their own management," Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency in an interview broadcast live on television. The PYD is the political wing of the Syrian Kurdish militia. Daesh is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

"As the international support group, our aim is not to divide the Syrian territory but to protect its territorial integrity," Cavusoglu said.

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