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.