Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
on Sunday said Ankara was "seriously saddened" by footage showing US military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters, threatening further military action against a group Turkey sees as "terrorists".
His comments came amid rising tensions over the weekend along the border, with both Ankara and Washington moving armoured vehicles to the area.
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Turkish forces last week carried out deadly air strikes
on military positions belonging to the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), angering the US and sparking days of border clashes
with the Kurdish fighters.
The US sent military vehicles with American flags to the Syrian side of the frontier accompanied by YPG fighters to carry out patrols, in an apparent bid to prevent further fighting.
Turkey views the YPG as a "terrorist" organisation and an extension of the Kurdish PKK group that has waged a three-decade insurgency against Turkey for greater independence.
But Washington views YPG as its most effective ground partner in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL
) in Syria.
Pictures posted by pro-Kurdish activists on Twitter show military convoys flying US and YPG flags passing through the mostly Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli.
More here. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/0...131803208.html
Please note, I think it's much more complex than we are told.