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Erdogan vows Turkish troops will crush YPG Kurdish militants in northern Syria

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Erdogan vows Turkish troops will crush YPG Kurdish militants in northern Syria
 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that his troops would crush the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria, saying the militant group could not rely on Washington’s support to defeat the Anatolian country.  
The Turkish leader made the remarks during a speech he delivered at a congress of his ruling the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the northwestern city of Bursa on Sunday, alleging that some of Turkey’s allies had provided 2,000 plane shipments and 5,000 truckloads of weapons to the Kurdish militia, a comment that appeared aimed at the US.
Erdogan’s comments came a day after his country launched the so-called military Operation Olive Branch in a bid to eliminate the US-backed YPG, which Ankara views as a terror organization and the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The latter has been fighting for an autonomous region inside Turkey since 1984.
The operation was launched days after Washington said it would work with the Kurdish militants to set up a 30,000-strong border force near Turkish soil, a move that infuriated Ankara.