US openly supporting terrorists in Syria - Turkish parliament speaker

The US is openly supporting terrorists in Syria, Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said, Turkish media reported Oct. 3.

He noted that Washington claims to be an ally of Turkey, but in fact the US acts quite differently.

“The US claims that they support the PYD/YPG militants in order to fight the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorists, however, cooperation with one terrorist group in order to combat the other is unacceptable,” said Yildirim.

He noted that the military conflicts in the region have a negative impact on Turkey, and stressed that the wars in neighboring Syria and Iraq led to the fact that over 3.5 million refugees fled to Turkey.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the US did not keep their promises regarding the withdrawal of the PYD/YPG terrorists from the Syrian Manbij.

"According to the agreements reached by Turkey and the US, the detachments of the PYD/YPG fighters were to leave the Syrian city of Manbij in 90 days, but it did not happen," Erdogan added.

On June 4, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed a road map on Manbij during talks in Washington.

Also, Pompeo and Cavusoglu met in Brussels and discussed the Operation Olive Branch, as well as other issues.

On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

On Aug. 24, 2016, units of the Turkish Armed Forces began the Operation Euphrates Shield against the "Islamic State" and with the support of the Syrian opposition liberated the border town of Jarablus in northern Syria, as well as al-Bab.

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