22 February 2018

US 'keenly aware' of Turkey's security concerns

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The U.S. is "keenly aware" of Turkey's security concerns and remains concerned over recent events in northwest Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. reports citing DS.

Speaking at a meeting of the global coalition against Daesh in Kuwait, Tillerson said that the end of major combat operations against Daesh does not mean the United States and its allies have achieved an enduring defeat of the terrorist group.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is also attending the same meeting in Kuwait.

U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster visited Turkey last weekend, while Tillerson will come this week.

The visits by top U.S. officials come amid Turkey's Operation Olive Branch targeting the PKK terror group's affiliates in Syria, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People's Protection Units (YPG), as well as Daesh in northwestern Syria's Afrin region.

The operation and the U.S.' presence in Syria's Manbij — where Turkey has vowed to extend it — are expected to be discussed during the meeting.

The U.S.' Syria policy, especially its military support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is dominated by PKK-linked People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists, has been a cause of tension between the two NATO allies.

Washington relies on the YPG to fight against Daesh on the ground, while Ankara argues that one terrorist group cannot be used to fight another terrorist group.

2018.02.13 / 12:44
See also

Britain wants to discuss length of Brexit transition with EU

Ex-Georgian leader banned entry to Ukraine till 2021

Germany backs resolution of Macedonia name row: Merkel

French Interior Minister Presents new law on Immigration

US: students rally in Florida to stop school shootings

Norway interested in maintaining cooperation with Russia

Rouhani urges Saudi Arabia and allies to stop “Blame Game”

Germany calls for end to ‘massacre’ in Eastern Ghouta

Mueller indictment in 'Russiagate' scandal reeks

Kiev court interrupts questioning of Poroshenko

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla