Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey has decided to rename the street in Ankara where the US Embassy is located, the Turkish media reported Feb. 13.
Presently, the street is named after Nevzat Tandogan, and the street’s name will be changed to “Olive Branch”, according to the report.
Such a decision was made due to the US position regarding the military Operation Olive Branch held by Turkey and aimed at the liberation of Syria’s Afrin from the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorists.
Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu said that the provision of the PYD terrorists with financial assistance worth $500 million by the US, may completely break off relations between Ankara and Washington.
Cavusoglu added that the US must cooperate on all issues with Turkey, rather than with terrorists.
"Unfortunately, the US has not changed its position with regard to terrorists in Syria, and Washington continues to render military assistance to PYD terrorists," Cavusoglu said.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
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