Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the Kurdish YPG of ethnic cleansing at a news conference in Ankara on Monday.
Cavusoglu suggested that non-Kurds who had fled the fighting are being replaced by Kurds, without directly saying it.
“Those people that were forced to leave these places should be placed back in these regions, they should live there, but that is not the YPG’s aim. The YPG is engaged in ethnic cleansing, they are placing who they want to in those places,” Cavusoglu said.
“Residents who had to leave the region (before fighting broke out) must be the ones who live there. But that is not the goal of the YPG,” the minister said