Turkish presidential spokesman dismisses claims of Turkey sending arms to IS
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an opening ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ANKARA:  Allegations that Turkey is sending arms to Islamic State-controlled regions of Syria are “false” and “Russian propaganda”, a spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

The situation in Syria’s Aleppo is a source of concern for Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin also told a press conference, saying a possible massacre there could trigger hundreds of thousands of people to migrate towards Turkey.

Kalin also that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia would not enter the Syrian town of Manbij, as it would escalate ethnic tension if it did.

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