Turkey condemns Macron’s meeting with PYD/YPG terrorists

             <p>By Beyza Binnur Donmez</p>    <p>ANKARA (AA) - Turkey on Friday condemned the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and a delegation of the so-called SDF, led by Syrian branch of the PKK terror group.</p>    <p>&quot;We condemn that French President Emmanuel Macron received a so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) delegation, led by the PYD/YPG -- the Syrian branch of PKK terror group,” Hami Aksoy, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said in a statement.</p>    <p>&quot;This attempt to give artificial legitimacy to the extensions of terrorist group is a rather wrong step which is incompatible with the alliance relations,&quot; Aksoy added.</p>    <p>He underlined that it is important to hinder any agenda targeting the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria.</p>    <p>Aksoy also reiterated that Turkey will not hesitate to take necessary precautions to ensure its national security.</p>    <p>In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.</p>    <p>The U.S., which considers the PKK a terrorist organization, changed the YPG’s name to the SDF in July 2017 in order to dissociate it with the PKK. </p><br>