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Turkey Summons US Charge d'Affaires over Washington Support to YPG

Turkey Summons US Charge d'Affaires over Washington Support to YPG

In his comments to Anadolu today, Cavusoglu insisted that Turkey had been trying to enforce the cease-fire in Idlib so that civilians could continue to return, but "some terrorist groups have infiltrated the region". Assad has defeated rebels in many parts of western Syria with critical help from Russian Federation and Iran.

The Turkish government said the Idlib offensive was endangering the effort to reach a resolution of the conflict and accused the Syrian government of using the pretext of fighting militants to wage a wide scale attack.

The YPG is the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the leading Kurdish party in northern Syria, where the majority of the country's Kurdish population was concentrated. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told journalists, "Russia and Iran must fulfill their obligations and stop the pro-Assad offensive in Idlib province".

While the USA views the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) militia as the most effective fighting force on the ground against Islamic State (IS) extremists, Ankara calls it a "terrorist" organisation linked to outlawed Kurdish militants in Turkey. As both factions blamed one another for mounting casualties, the pro-government alliance retook Aleppo-Syria's second city-from rebels in December 2016, a turning point that compelled Turkey to join Russian Federation and Iran in peace talks.

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On January 9, the Russian and Iranian ambassadors were reportedly called to the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara to receive a protest note. It remains unclear how or whether the United States, whose military presence is confined to the swath of Syrian Kurdish-controlled territory falling between the Euphrates River and Iraq, can intervene.

Rebels launched a counter-attack on Thursday. The Russian defense ministry implied such technologies ware given to the rebels by Western (US) intelligence services and has rejected denials from the Pentagon to the contrary.

Apparently attempting to push back the Russia-led air offensive, the Syrian rebels hit the Hmeymim airbase with mortar fire on December 31, 2017, while the Russians stationed there were busy celebrating the New Year.

The YPG is supported by U.S. with arms and training which angers Turkey.


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