Turkey PM threatens military action against Syrian Kurds

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Istanbul (AFP)

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday said Turkey would if necessary take military action against the Syrian Kurdish PYD fighters, whom Ankara considers a terror group.

"We can if necessary take the same measures in Syria as we took in Iraq and Qandil," Davutoglu said in a televised speech in the eastern city of Erzincan, referring to the relentless bombing campaign last year against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on their Qandil mountain stronghold. "We would expect our friends and allies to stand by us," he added.