Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has censured as “unacceptable” and a “grave mistake” latest comments made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton about the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which forms the primary component of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in northern Syria.
“It is not possible for us to accept and stomach the message Bolton gave from Israel.
“Regarding this matter, Bolton has made a serious mistake and whoever thinks like this has also made a mistake. It is not possible for us to make compromises on this point. Those who are part of the terror corridor in Syria will receive the necessary lesson. There is no single difference between the PKK, YPG, PYD and Daesh,” Erdogan told lawmakers from his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party at the parliament in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Tuesday.
He then accused Bolton of complicating US President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops from Syria.