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Mr. Trump approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds with heavier weapons to fight ISIS, despite strong objections from Turkey. The Kurdish militia, known as the Y.P.G., will participate in the battle to retake Raqqa, the Pentagon said. But Ankara insists that the militia is linked to Kurdish separatists.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, is scheduled to meet Mr. Trump in Washington next week. Read all https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/us/politics/trump-kurds-syria-army.html?emc=edit_mbe_20170510&nl=morning-briefing-europe&nlid=73143833&te=1&_r=0