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Turkey to look at ‘acts rather than words’

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One of President Tayyip Erdoğan’s most important aims in his first official meeting in the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump was to dissuade him from his decision to arm the PYD/YPG and conduct a joint operation with them to seize Raqqa, despite the fact that PYD/YPG is very openly an arm of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The Pentagon, knowing that Erdoğan came to Washington with this in mind, made the White House announce in advance that it would “continue with the YPG” in order to prevent any disruptions to their plans.

Erdoğan and his accompanying delegation arrived in Washington knowing that it would be very difficult to make Trump change his decision, and indeed they were unable to reach the desired result in this matter.

It is one thing if Washington’s cooperation with the YPG remains just a tactical step restricted to the Raqqa operation, but if it turns out to be a more strategic decision toward the forming........

© Hürriyet Daily News