Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Erdogan said he would bring up the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies meet in Washington on May 16.

The deployment of tanks comes after Turkish airstrikes in the region last week.

The airstrikes in Syria were criticised by both the U.S. and Russian Federation. This is further shown by his recent "victory" in this month's constitutional referendum, which he conducted after arresting a vast number of lawmakers, political leaders, journalists, union members and military leaders who do not agree with the Turkish president's political narrative.

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Turkish officials announced the conclusion of Euphrates Shield in March but have said they would continue combatting terror to make its borders safe, pointing to both the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants. The Turkish military said the United States, Russia and local governments were notified in advance.

Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that Washington stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there. Some footage posted online showed Kurdish residents cheering US -flagged vehicles as they drove by.

The US administration is set to use YPG forces in a planned US-led offensive to retake Daesh's Syrian stronghold of Raqqah. Kurdish officials described US troop movements as a "buffer" between them and Turkey.

In updated figures, the Turkish military Saturday said a total of 89 PKK terrorists had been killed in air raids earlier this week in northern Iraq and northeastern Syria.

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Days after a Turkish airstrike killed 20 Kurdish fighters who were assisting U.S. troops, American armed vehicles have been filmed patrolling the same area where the fatal clash took place earlier this week.

On Friday, US troops embedded with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia - without the consent of Damascus - began patrolling on the other side of the frontier in a clear warning to Ankara not to repeat last week's air raids on US allies in Syria.

The Turkish strikes killed 20 YPG fighters and, inadvertently, five or six Iraqi Peshmerga fighters in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The area, which includes Arbin, has been held under siege by government forces for more than three years.

Khalil said that his forces were not building up in the area. Erdogan complained at a conference in Istanbul, that USA support for YPG fighters within Syria was damaging solidarity between the U.S. and Turkey.

The infighting is pitting the powerful Army of Islam group against Al Rahman Corps and Al Qaeda-linked group the Levant Liberation Committee, or Hayat Tahrir Al Sham.

The YPG forms the backbone of the USA -backed Syria Democratic Forces.

Erdogan justifies these illegal attacks with the same baseless claim: that the YPG is the same as the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is now fighting the government inside Turkey.

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