Turkey's Deputy PM: US creating army of terrorists in Syria
The United States is "playing with fire" by setting up a Syrian border security force including Kurdish militia forces, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said.
"Letting the PYD/YPG by the US to establish a so-called terror army for creating a terror corridor in the region on the pretext of combating ISIS, is not a fight against ISIS and terrorist organizations, rather a support to terrorism and terrorist organizations," Turkish deputy prime minister wrote on his Twitter account.
Bozdag said the US' support for PKK/PYD in Syria 'on the ground' to fight ISIS is not compatible with the strategic partnership, Anadolu Agency reported.
His remarks came after an American military official said that the US-led international coalition against ISIS will establish a 30,000-strong new border security force with the SDF - the US-backed group that is largely controlled and manned by the PKK/PYD terrorist organization in Syria.