Turkish FM names conditions for repair of relations with US

Türkiye Materials 13 February 2018 19:18 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 13

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has named three conditions for the repair of relations with the US, Turkish media reported Feb. 13.

He noted that first of all, the US must stop arming the terrorists of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“Secondly, the US must ensure that the PYD/YPG terrorists leave Syria’s Manbij city, and thirdly, Fethullah Gulen must be extradited to Turkey,” Cavusoglu said.

He noted that for now, the US hasn’t fulfilled any of Turkey’s conditions.

The Turkish authorities accuse the leader of the “Hizmet” movement, Fethullah Gulen, who resides in the US, of involvement in an attempted military coup in Turkey in 2016 and demand the US to extradite him.


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