Syrian civil war
In a phone call, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşogğu and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres discussed the U.N.'s signing of "an action plan" with the PKK/YPG, listed as terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, diplomatic sources said on July 5. YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the illegal PKK.
Tens of thousands of civilians are being held in "appalling and inhumane" conditions in Syrian camps of the YPG- the Syrian offshoot of the outlawed PKK- leading to the preventable death of 240 children, said a U.N. official on June 2. PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.