Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said “it’s very clear” that the US-led coalition is supporting militant groups in Syria including ISIS and the Kurdish YPG.
“They give support to terrorist groups including Daesh (ISIS),” Erdogan said.
“We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos,” he added.
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Erdogan’s claims were “ludicrous.”
Saying that there is “no basis for truth” in Erdogan’s claim.
We are “100 percent behind the defeat and destruction of Daesh, even beyond Syria and Iraq,” Toner emphasized.
The State Department also praised Ankara’s efforts in northern Syria, saying that they have been “very efficient, very successful.” The US is in “constant contact” with Turkey, Toner added.