Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday in Ankara that US President Donald Trump had promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop arming the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria during a phone conversation. «Mr. Trump clearly stated that he had given clear instructions and that the YPG won't be given arms and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago... Еще,» said Cavusoglu. The arming of Kurdish fighters in Syria by the US has been a source of tension between Washington and Ankara. Whilst Washington has viewed the YPG as a key component in the battle against Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) in the region, Ankara sees the group as terrorists of the same vain as the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK).