Turks don’t consider US their friend or ally: FM
The people of Turkey don’t consider the US a friend or an ally, and this is related to the US position towards the terrorists of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, the country’s media reported Feb. 13.
From the first day of the Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin, Turkey was sincere with the US, but the US authorities, as before, didn’t keep their promise, he noted.
“The US must fulfill Turkey’s demands and stop supporting the PYD/YPG terrorists in Syria,” Cavusoglu said.
The US must take into account the interests of Turkey, he added.
Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu said the provision of the PYD terrorists with financial assistance worth $500 million by the US, may completely break off relations between Ankara and Washington.
Unfortunately, the US has not changed its position with regard to terrorists in Syria, and Washington continues to render military assistance to PYD, Cavusoglu said.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.