Ankara is gravely concerned by photos of U.S. soldiers attending the funerals of Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants, who it says are linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in the wake of Turkish air strikes on the two groups, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said. Source Hurriyet Dailynews
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The European Commission, the EU’s executive, on Monday accused Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski of not understanding its role as a dispute over government pressure on Poland’s judiciary and state media intensified. Source Reuters
New French President Emmanuel Macron is promising tough talk at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, following an election campaign in which his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere in the democratic process. Source Reuters