Obama calls for 'restraint' from Turkey, Kurdish YPG in Syria

A group of coalition forces, which includes YPG, gather on a hill top in al-Hol in the Syrian Hasakeh province on November 2, 2015 (AFP Photo/Delil Souleiman)
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Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama in a telephone call with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged 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.

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