Erdogan says US supplies weapons to Kurdish militia in Syria
ANKARA, 22 November – RIA Novosti. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the United States has supplied thousands of truckloads of ammunition to the Kurdish militia in Syria in recent years.
Ankara conducted an airstrike on the banned Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) Syrian wing in northern Syria on Sunday – attacks were reported in northern Iraq as well as the city of Kobani. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the operation as a success and did not ignore the future of the ground operation. Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar announced that 184 militants were neutralized in Operation Claw-Sword in Syria and Iraq, which lasted for two days.
“We regret that a NATO ally of Turkey has delivered thousands of trucks loaded with ammunition and weapons to terrorist zones in Syria in recent years,” Erdogan said. It remains unchanged under Donald Trump and Joe Biden.”
According to the Turkish leader, Ankara’s concern over Syria has been brought to Washington’s attention. “I personally brought up the issue in my meetings with Obama, Trump and Biden. I said that if we are NATO ally and partner, we should know that the American support for terrorists in Syria threatens Turkey’s southern borders. If necessary, we will have to respond,” said President Erdogan. reported it to his reporter.
The Turkish leader noted that the American side did not have an answer to Ankara.
“We will continue to act as required by Turkey’s national security. There is no compromise! Because any change in position is fraught with problems for our country,” Erdogan said.