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Turkey Enraged That The U.S. Wants To Give $200 Million To The Syrian-Kurdish Led SDF Next Year

A patrol of US military vehicles is seen near the flying yellow flags of the terrorist YPG-dominated SDF and green flags of its constituent YPJ in the town of Tal Tamr in the northeastern Syrian Hasakah province along the border with Turkey on Feb. 8, 2020. (AFP Photo)

Daily Sabah: Pentagon budget proposes whopping $200M funding to YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria

The $740.5 billion Pentagon budget proposed by the U.S. government will continue to provide funding for YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria but it will slash it by a third compared with the previous year, while it includes more funding for nuclear weapons, research and development spending.

The Trump administration's proposal will slash funding for the YPG/PKK-dominated SDF to $200 million from $300 million in 2020.

The SDF is an umbrella organization predominantly led by the terrorist PKK's Syrian wing YPG.

The proposed budget cuts funding for other combat operations abroad, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

American support for the YPG, under the name of the SDF, has long vexed Ankara. Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization, which has waged a more than 30-year brutal war against the Turkish state.

Washington views the SDF as a "reliable partner" in its fight against Daesh and continues to provide it with arms and equipment in the face of strong objections by Turkey.

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WNU Editor: This $200 million fund is down from the $300 million that the SDF is receiving this year. What is also annoying the Turks is the U.S decision to end this intelligence operation with Turkey .... Exclusive: U.S. halts secretive drone program with Turkey over Syria incursion (Reuters).

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