Erdoğan threatens to 'strangle' US-backed force in Syria

Manbij civilians protest PKK  PYD killings

"The Border Security Force will be stationed along the borders of SDF-held areas, to include portions of the Euphrates river valley and global borders to the east and north of SDF-liberated territory", the coalition said.

"If we are strategic partners then you must carry this out with us", he said, in comments carried by the state-run Anadolu Agency. "But we will not allow this", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "As soon as this 30,000 strong terrorist army comes under threat, they will be the first to turn their guns on the American soldiers".

Turkey has repeatedly accused Washington of arming Syrian Kurdish groups, which listed as terrorist organizations by Ankara. Ankara considers the YPG an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, which has waged a three-decade insurgency inside Turkey.

"The US sent 4,900 trucks of weapons in Syria".

Key powers involved in Syria's civil war have criticised U.S. plans to help an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong "border security force".

The Turkish president spoke about the plans in a speech in the capital city of Ankara on Monday, saying, "A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our border, despite all our objections, warnings and well-meant advice".

Russian Federation and Syria on Monday portrayed the planned border force as a challenge to the Syrian government's sovereignty.

But now they have turned their sights on the neighbouring Kurdish-controlled region of Afrin.

The move has added to Turkish anger over USA support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria. "America now admits that it is creating a terrorist army to Along our border".

Turkey has indicated in recent days that it is considering a military offensive in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwest Syria. "Are we going to retreat into our shell and wait for you to hit us?" he said. Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli called for immediate military action while Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Öztürk Yılmaz described the US move as separatist, accusing it of trying to sow chaos in Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

Turkey fear Kurdish independence in Syria could spark a new push for independence among ethnic Kurds in Turkey.

"We expect our friends to display an attitude that befits them in this issue of survival that is so sensitive and so critical for our country."
The European Union and the USA have both named the PKK as a terrorist outfit.

The alliance fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working with Arab and Kurdish fighters to establish a Border Security Force (BSF).

Syria has refereed to the U.S. as an illegal occupation force and its SDF allies as "traitors". Washington has said it is ready to stay in the country until it is certain of Islamic State's defeat, and until there is meaningful progress in failed United Nations -sponsored peace talks on ending the conflict.

The Syrian government and the main Kurdish parties have mostly avoided conflict during the civil war, as both sides focused on fighting other groups.

In a statement, the co-chair of the council of Afrin region said "ongoing bombardment" has "resulted in displacing the civilians from their villages".

Mr Rashid said Afrin had "for years now been under a systematic siege posed by mercenary groups supported by the Turkish occupation".

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