Turkey has confirmed that the country’s military has attacked fighters from the main Kurdish force in northern Syria.
Members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday accused the Turkish military of opening fire at its forces in Tal Abyad after the majority Arab town was included into a Kurdish enclave.
In a TV interview late on Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey had warned the PYD not to cross to the “west of the Euphrates and that we would hit it the moment it did.”
“We hit it twice,” Davutoglu said without giving further details.
The Kurdish force has been a key ally for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and controls large parts of northern Syria on the Turkish border. In June, it expelled ISIL fighters from Tal Abyad after fierce clashes.