US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called on the Turkey to stop targeting the Kurdish YPG who are US-backed and just focus their fight on ISIS.

“We have called upon Turkey… to stay focused on the fight against ISIS and not to engage Syrian Defense Forces, and we’ve had a number of contacts over the last several days,” Carter told a press briefing on Monday, mixing up the name of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The SDF are a coalition of groups led by the YPG.

Turkey assisted in capturing Jarablus which was emptied of ISIS before they arrived but have since primarily engaged with YPG forces instead of ISIS.

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Roman Abramovich
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Roman Abramovich

@oulosP then ISIS will come back…what a state of confusion there

Nikola Proevski
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Nikola Proevski

HA ha HA, usa terrorists call on turkey terrorists to stop kill each other

Richard Hedditch
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Richard Hedditch

USA – failed motherfuckers, as always

Nikola Proevski
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Nikola Proevski

Don`t stop Turkey, kill em all and after that Russians and Syrians will kill you and thats the perfect solution for end of the war in Syria.

TC Jin Ds
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TC Jin Ds

ok dude,you just sounded like a brainless jihadi, you cant kill everybody,now slowly close your pc ,go out and get some oxigen

Halwest Hassan
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Halwest Hassan

Russian jihadi

Sal Reugen
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Sal Reugen

STOP or we will start arming “”freedom fighters”” in Turkey =)

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

i.e… PKK…

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Enverdogan Pasha won’t give a f**k : he wants to fulfil his predecessor Enver Pasha deeds : GENOCIDE and reboot the Ottoman empire!

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

And guess who’ll be the sultan?
Anyone with knowledge in psychology/psychiatry is able to spot the signs of narcissistic personality disorder. Add this to military power and guess what happens…

moki
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moki

defense forces as in IDF.

Omar Atm
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Omar Atm

USA is out of options, the Kurds card will backfire

Dan Sukhoy
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Dan Sukhoy

Let them kill each other. So after we kill that survives. Long live Syria, Russia alive, alive Hezbollah.

Pete
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Pete

“We have called upon Turkey… to stay focused on the fight against ISIS” – given that turkey is not fighting ISIS, how could it possibly “focus” on that?