Speaking before the parliament’s plenary and budget committee on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed the US for “continuing its mistake” of backing terrorist organizations such as the PKK/PYD.
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu stated that “the US is continuing its mistake.”
Claiming that the US backed the PKK/PYD for tactical purposes, the foreign minister said “we told them (US) that we cannot accept this.”
“We will continue expressing the danger of cooperation with terrorist organizations.”
The statement came following comments made on Tuesday by the US-led anti-Daesh coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dilon, who underlined that they would only support the PYD if they were fighting Daesh.
On Monday the BBC had reported a deal which had been struck between Daesh and the SDF – a force comprised largely of PKK/PYD terrorists, which are supported by the US.
While the US commented on this deal between the two terrorist groups as a “local solution to a local problem,” Foreign Minister Cavusoglu called for more cooperation with Syrians instead of terrorist organizations in Syria.