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Obama calls for ‘restraint’ from Turkey, Kurdish YPG in Syria


Washington: President Barack Obama in a telephone call with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked the Ankara government and Kurdish YPG forces to “show reciprocal restraint” in northern Syria.

“President Obama stressed that YPG forces should not seek to exploit circumstances in this area to seize additional territory, and urged Turkey to show reciprocal restraint by ceasing artillery strikes in the area,” a White House statement said.