Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Turkey Thursday told France to stop lecturing it over its campaign in Syria, where Ankara is pressing a fierce offensive against a Kurdish militia.Turkey launched an offensive on Jan. 20 against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and last week President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expand the operation, hiking tensions with its NATO allies.Turkey says the YPG is a terror organization allied to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Cavusoglu denounced Macron's comment as a domestic political move which amounted to little more than "populism".
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