Trump, Erdogan talk on phone amid tension

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US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Reccep Tayyip Erdogan emphasize on cooperation for “regional security” during a phone call amid tensions over Washington’s support for Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“President Trump emphasized the common commitment of the United States and Turkey to work together to increase regional stability,” a White House statement said after the two world leaders spoke on the phone on Saturday.

The two NATO allies’ relations have been sour over Washington’s support for the Syrian Kurds, which Ankara considers as terrorists.

 “Noting the strategic partnership between Turkey and the United States, the two leaders emphasized the importance of continuing to work together to further strengthen bilateral relations and increase stability in the region,” the Turkish president’s office said in a statement.

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