TEHRAN (defapress) - Turkish President Erdogan has claimed that US actions in Syria are not in line with relations between allies.
News ID: 67027
Publish Date: 17November 2017 - 17:07
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused
Washington of sponsoring the Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group
as well as failing to fulfill the promise to withdraw Syrian Kurdish forces
from the Syrian regions liberated from Daesh militants, Sputnik reported.
"They [the US] said they were fighting Daesh, but what
did they do instead? Gave Daesh a load of dollars… We do not want to enter into
an allied relationship with them on Afrin. The United States has constantly
violated our agreements. In Manbij, in Raqqa. When we offered to work there
together, they promised that not a single member of the PYD [Syrian Kurdish
Democratic Union Party] would remain there, don't worry," said Erdogan,
expressing deep disappointment over the US’ non-compliance with the agreements
Ankara does not want to be allied with the US on the Syrian
border area of Afrin, controlled by Syrian Kurdish groups, since Washington
"does not keep its word," according to Erdogan.
Previously, Turkish president warned that Ankara would not
allow a "terrorist corridor" on its southern border with Syria and
hinted at a possible offensive in Afrin.
The statement came in the wake of an agreement reached by
Turkey and Russia on a joint plan of action on the city of Afrin, which,
according to Erdogan, "opened up new opportunities" for Turkey to
take necessary steps.
Erdogan has repeatedly claimed that the US is supporting
terrorists in Syria in the wake of Washington's assistance to the Syrian
Democratic Forces, which mostly consists of Kurdish fighters that Ankara
accuses of being linked to the PKK (banned in Turkey as a terrorist organization).