Turkey summons US envoy over remarks on Kurdish group in Syria

ANKARA - Turkey summoned the US ambassador on Tuesday after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organization, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.
Ankara sees the PYD as a sister arm of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is fighting for Kurdish autonomy in southeastern Turkey and is classed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
Washington supports the PYD in its struggle against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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