Press TV have reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been irked by a US envoy’s meeting with Syrian Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani, warning the US to choose either Ankara or the “terrorists” in the town as its ally.

Last week, senior US diplomat Brett McGurk, along with a delegation, met members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which is in control of strategic Kobani.

Erdogan reacted to the visit on Sunday, saying, “Is it me who is your partner or the terrorists in Kobani?” in a question apparently addressed to the US.

The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) along with its military wing, YPG, is considered by Turkey to be affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s and is considered by Ankara as a terrorist group.

The US special envoy met with YPG members after the PYD was excluded from peace talks for Syria in Geneva. Turkey had threatened to boycott the peace talks if PYD was invited.

“Do you accept the PKK as a terrorist organization? Then why don’t you list the PYD and the YPG as terrorist organizations, too?” Erdogan asked.

The Kurdish forces managed to retake full control of Kobani from Daesh in June 2015 for a second time, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Erdogan is such an emotional fellow. In some cultures, passion is truth. The Turks fire their long-range artillery into Syria because they are said to be “frustrated,” the liberal excuse for any evil. Frustration to the Turks! The Turks are a fascinating section of humanity, but it is time they brought their passions under control. In the mater of Cobani, Erdogan has a point, since Turkey permitted Kurdish reinforcements to enter Cobani through Turkey. Otherwise, Cobani would be an ISIS city.

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I agree with you

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I think it as a theater show. Turkish President Erdogan ? He is a servant USA.And can not go against USA