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Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition gives support to terrorist groups in Syria
December 27, 2016 / 5:50 PM / 8 months ago

Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition gives support to terrorist groups in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the opening ceremony of Eurasia Tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey, December 20, 2016.Murad Sezer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he has evidence that U.S.-led coalition forces give support to terrorist groups including the Islamic State and Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD, he said on Tuesday.

"They were accusing us of supporting Daesh (Islamic State)," he told a press conference in Ankara.

"Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It's very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos," he said.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Louise Ireland

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