Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
US Senator Lindsey Graham, who is in Ankara, called the YPG the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group, Trend reports Jan. 19 with reference to the Turkish media.
He said that the YPG is the political wing of the PKK, and there are facts proving this.
Commenting on the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria, Graham said that the early withdrawal of the US troops from Syria may lead to serious problems in the region.
He also said that the US should solve the problem that they once created for Turkey.
On Dec. 12, 2018, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish Armed Forces will launch a new military operation in Syria against PYD/YPG.
Erdogan claimed there were US soldiers in the detachments of the terrorists in Syria.
Despite that the US promised it would not support PYD/YPG, Washington did not keep its word, said Erdogan.
On Jun. 4, 2018, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed a roadmap on Syria's Manbij during talks in Washington.
Earlier, Cavusoglu and Pompeo had a meeting in Brussels and discussed the Operation Olive Branch, as well as other issues.
On Jan. 20, 2018, Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
On Aug. 24, 2016, the Turkish Armed Forces launched the Operation Euphrates Shield against the "Islamic State", and with the support of the Syrian opposition liberated the border town of Jarablus, as well as Al-Bab in northern Syria.
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