'US will no longer supply weapons to YPG'
U.S. Security Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster said that the U.S. will no longer give weapons to Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in a phone call with the Turkish presidential aide İbrahim Kalın on Jan. 26 evening, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The phone conversation Kalın and H.R. McMaster stressed consideration for Turkey's legitimate security concerns, according to a statement released by the Turkish presidency on Jan. 27.
The countries agreed to close coordination to prevent misunderstandings on issues concerning Syria, the statement added.
Also, the significance of Turkey and the U.S., as allies in NATO, developing relations at all levels based on mutual interests and respect was emphasized.
Turkey on Jan. 20 launched “Operation Olive Branch” to remove the YPG militia from Syria’s northwestern district of Afrin.
According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region.