Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The US must decide who is its ally - Turkey, or the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, which is a terrorist organization, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Feb. 10.
Turkey, unlike the US, is well aware that the PYD and the PKK is a terrorist organization, he said.
The fact that the US does not recognize the PYD as a terrorist organization, is very upsetting for Turkey, said Erdogan.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the US must make a choice between Turkey and terrorist organizations. He thinks that the US's statement that the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria is not a terrorist organization is contrary to common sense.
"Turkey has repeatedly reported about the facts of the PYD's close cooperation with the PKK terrorists," said Cavusoglu.
US officials said before that the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria is not a terrorist organization.
US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Feb. 9. The ambassador was demanded to clarify the words of the US State Department's spokesperson John Kirby regarding the PYD.
Kirby on a daily press conference said that the US does not consider the PYD as a terrorist organization.
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