Turkish minister hits out at US support for YPG

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey is also angry over lack of coalition air support for anti-ISIL operation

Turkish minister hits out at US support for YPG

World Bulletin / News Desk

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday it was “clearly known” that the United States had supplied the PKK terror group’s Syrian wing, the YPG

Cavusoglu was also critical of U.S.-led coalition forces which had not recently given air support to Turkey-backed opposition fighters taking part in Operation Euphrates Shield against ISIL.

His remarks came on a live TV interview early on Thursday.

The minister stressed Turkey would never allow “terror cantons” in northern Syria.

The YPG is the armed wing of the PYD -- the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, which is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Aralık 2016, 11:35