TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (Press Shia) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey ‘cannot accept’ US cooperation with terrorist groups.
The US is “continuing its mistake” of backing terror groups such as the PKK/PYD in the region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, according to Anadolu.
Speaking before the parliament’s plenary and budget committee, Cavusoglu slammed the US over its reported support for the deal between the PKK, PYD and ISIL terror groups.
“The US is continuing its mistake,” the foreign minister said.
He said the US had backed the PKK and PYD for its tactical purpose. “We told them we cannot accept this.”
Cavusoglu also pointed out the US had not denied reports about cooperation between the PKK/PYD and Daesh terror groups.
“We will continue expressing the danger of cooperation with terrorist organizations,” the minister added.
The BBC reported on Monday that a deal had been struck between ISIL and the SDF, a US-backed force that consists largely of PKK and PYD, in Syria’s Raqqah.
After speaking to many of those involved in the evacuation, the British broadcaster said a huge convoy consisting of around 50 trucks, 13 buses and more than 100 Daesh vehicles left Raqqah for ISIL-controlled territory to the southeast.
The report said ISIL also withdrew at least 10 vehicles loaded with arms and ammunition and the fighters included foreigners alongside Iraqis and Syrians.