United States arming YPG in Syria 'intolerable' for Turkey

The US-led coalition does little to provide aerial support to Turkish troops deployed in Syria as part of the Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told state-run Anadolu news agency on Wednesday.

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January 4, 2017 (EIRNS)-Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to end the Obama administration's "shameful" policy toward Turkey over the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces. But first the conditions should be evaluated.

The Turkish government has long felt disillusioned with the West's reluctance to combat Kurdish militants alongside ISIS, and Western powers have criticised Turkey's crackdown on dissent since the failed coup attempt in July. We allowed not only the USA but also other countries jets to use Incirlik to jointly fight [Islamic State],” he said.

And, while the Turks have accepted air power help from the Russians, they continue to decline military help from the U.S. “Its a very important base to the coalition and to the ongoing fight against Daesh.”. Although we are partners in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, you are giving this support to terrorist organizations, not us.

The Turkish government has strongly increased its allegations against the current USA administration in recent months, anticipating a better relationship with President-elect Donald Trump once he is sworn in.

  • Jon Douglas