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Syrian terrorists are behind the US protests, Erdogan told Trump

ANKARA, (BM) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, saying that the organizers of the protests may have ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party and the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces [PKK/YPG], Turkish Presidential Administration said in a statement.

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“Today, a telephone conversation took place between our president and President Donald Trump. Our president shared with his interlocutor the fears that the elements behind the violence and robberies in the US have links with the PKK/YPG terrorist organization operating in northern Syria,” message.

It is noted that the two leaders agreed on “continuing close cooperation to achieve peace and stability in Libya.”

A wave of protests and riots swept through the cities of the United States after the death in Minneapolis of the actions of the African American police George Floyd.

Videos appeared on the Internet in which the police handcuffed Floyd, knocked him down and fell on him three, one of them stepping on his neck with his knee.

Floyd on the video several times says that he can’t breathe, then calms down. One policeman was charged with murder and three others with complicity in the murder.

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