US creating army of terrorists in Syria - Erdogan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The US is creating an army of terrorists from the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) and the PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party) groups on the border with Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkish media reported Jan. 15.
Erdogan said that the aim of this terrorist army, of course, is Turkey.
“However, even before the US manages to create an army of terrorists, Turkey will destroy it,” Erdogan said.
The president noted that by supporting the PYD and the YPG, the US disgraced itself.
“Instead of cooperating with Turkey in the fight against terror, the US makes friends with terrorists,” Erdogan said.
Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the US is openly supporting the YPG and the PYD terrorist groups in Syria.
He said that the actions of the US don’t correspond to the spirit of the allied relations between Washington and Turkey.
He noted that Turkey will take all necessary steps against provocative actions of the US.
On Jan. 14, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that cooperation of the US with PYD and YPG contradicts Washington’s commitments and statements made earlier, and threatens the national security of Turkey.
“We condemn this erroneous decision and we would like to remind once again that Turkey reserves the right to eliminate any kind of threats,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.