BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday that the U.S. is still arming the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.
According to Erdogan, the U.S. has sent another large batch of trucks carrying arms to the “terrorist group” in northern Syria.
“The United States has sent nearly 19 thousand trucks (loaded with arms) to YPG (Peoples’ Protection Units) and PYD ( Democratic Union Party) in northern Syria. Who will they use these arms against? We demanded to buy weapons from you, and you rejected. However, you are giving those arms to terrorist organisations,” Erdogan said, as quoted by T24 News.
Erdogan has made these allegations against the U.S. military on a number of occasions in the past and he often does once he has a tiff with Washington over another issue.
The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who is currently outlawed and labeled a terrorist group by the Turkish government.