Binali Yildirim, Turkey's current Transportation Minister and founding member of the AKP, Turkey’s governing party, speaks during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Yildirim is expected to stand unopposed for the party leadership and automatically become Prime Minister at an extraordinary meeting to be held Sunday in Ankara. The shake up comes after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stepped down on May 4. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, issued a statement, today, criticizing the US-backed political party that was recently formed in northern Syria.

Prior to his departure from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yildirim called out the US-backed “Syria’s Future” party as being a political front for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

“We have always said that they [YPG/PKK terrorists] changed places and names. We come across them by another name in Syria, and another name in Iraq,” Yildirim said at Esenboga Airport in Ankara before leaving for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We know them well. Whatever costume, whatever name they may come up with, maybe some of our friends can be temporarily fooled, but they cannot deceive the Republic of Turkey and our noble nation,” Yildirim said.

Turkey has repeatedly warned the US about supporting groups allied with the PKK in Syria; however, the US maintains that their focus is on fighting Da’esh, not fueling regional issues.

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With ISIS defeated, why is the USA still in Syria?

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I suggest USA gears up for an Ottoman slap

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Nomen est omen: Trashbin Ali. On the other hand he’s talking even more than his usual complete nonense. The SDF’s long and well established political organization has nothing to do with any possible revisionist ‘party’ set up by Mossad or Barzani activists to counter the local democratic revolutionary process.