US, Turkey agree not to allow Kurdish forces to Euphrates’ west
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The US and Turkey have agreed not to allow YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Units) and PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party) to the territory in the west from Euphrates, said Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, TRT Haber news channel reported.
Yildirim made the remarks Aug. 24 during a joint press conference with the US Vice President Joe Biden in Ankara.
The prime minister noted that Turkey considers the YPG and PYD as terrorist organizations.
US officials said before that the PYD in Syria is not a terrorist organization and it is an ally of the US in the region. After that, US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Moreover, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said previously that the US must decide who is its ally - Turkey, or the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria that he called a terrorist organization.
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