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

AFP , Saturday 20 Feb 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the close of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California February 16, 2016 (Reuters)
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US 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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