Turkey says YPG working with Syrian forces in north of Aleppo
ANKARAYPG forces from the Afrin region were cooperating with the government in order to put pressure on the area north of Aleppo, he told reporters.
Kalın also said Turkey had been conducting the “most intense” talks to reach a cease-fire and end the hostilities in Aleppo. “The developments in Aleppo seriously concern us. The regime is openly committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in Aleppo,” Kalın said.
Recalling al-Assad’s recent statements to the international media, Kalın said the Syrian president had made clear that the regime was “not open to any formula for a cease-fire in the city.”
He noted that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin over three times regarding these efforts and that Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım had also spoken with Putin and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, during a recent visit to Moscow.
Asked about the involvement of another country in an attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria on Nov. 24, Kalın said he confirmed the statement made by the Turkish Armed Forces, adding that the attack was conducted by the “Syrian regime.” “Our information suggests this,” he stated.