March 7, 2018 / 8:42 AM / 7 months ago

Turkey calls on U.S. to stop Kurdish fighters moving to Syria's Afrin

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States should prevent fighters from the Kurdish YPG militia traveling to the Syrian region of Afrin from elsewhere in Syria to counter a Turkish military incursion, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

A Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter gestures at the entrance of a Kurdish site after it was captured by Free Syrian Army forces in Kafr Jana village north of Afrin, Syria March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Ibrahim Kalin also told a news conference that Turkey was working to extend a five-hour daily truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta to 24 hours and that Erdogan would discuss the situation there with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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