Shortsighted policies towards Turkey will create long-lasting problems, destabilize the entire region and amplify risks to international security, Turkey’s director of communications said Monday.

“We reiterate that the recognition of a terrorist leader by our allies will be detrimental to our relations,” Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter, referring to U.S. senators urging the Trump administration to invite YPG/PKK ringleader Ferhat Abdi Sahin, codenamed Mazloum Kobani, to visit Washington.

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