Ankara rejects Macron's proposal on dialogue with Kurds

 Ankara rejects Macron's proposal on dialogue with Kurds

Turkey rejects any approach for mediation or dialogue with PKK/PYD/YPG, presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said.

In shared posts on Twitter, Kalın said Turkey expects its allies to stand "clearly" against all kinds of terrorism.

"Turkey's stance against PKK/PYD/YPG is clear. We reject 'dialogue, contact, mediation' approaches with these terrorist structures, which are irresponsible," Kalın wrote.

"Countries that we count on as allies should have a clear attitude against all kinds of terror, instead of taking steps towards legitimizing efforts put forth by terrorist groups," he said on Twitter.

"Different names and clothings cannot hide the true identity of terrorist groups," Anadolu agency cited him as saying.

The written statement from the Elysee Palace said, French President Emmanuel Macron recalled “the commitment of France against the PKK and its commitment to the security of Turkey” during his meeting with the PYD/PKK-led SDF delegation.

Macron also said that the SDF had “no operational link with this terrorist group”, adding that "a dialogue could be established between the SDF and Turkey with the assistance of France and the international community".