YPG threatening Turkey’s national security: Presidential spokesperson
“The U.S.’s military presence in Syria is no longer about Daesh [another acronym for ISIL], because they have already said Daesh was defeated on a large scale. Later, they started supporting the YPG. This has started threatening our national security,” Kalın said, speaking at the TRT World Forum on Oct. 4.
He said the policies of the U.S., Europe and Gulf countries regarding Syria “shifted,” causing “not only confusion but also chaos.”
Turkey and the U.S. had announced a road map after a June 4 meeting in Washington between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo. The deal focused on the withdrawal of the YPG from Manbij and on stability in the region.