PKK terror group much worse than Daesh, US making YPG 'look like angels', Trump says
The PKK terror group is much worse than Daesh and probably constitutes a bigger terrorist threat, U.S. President Donald Trump said late Wednesday during a press conference with Italian Premier Sergio Matarello, Daily Sabah reports.
The PKK, which is a part of the Kurds, as you know, is probably worse at terror and more of a terrorist threat in many ways than ISIS," Trump told a news conference at the White House, using a different acronym for the Daesh terrorist group.
He then said the U.S. was making the People's Protection Units (YPG), the PKK's Syrian offshoot, "look like angels."
The remarks came amid Turkey's anti-terror operation against the PKK in Syria.
"Turkey and Syria will hopefully work it out between themselves," Trump said regarding the situation in Syria, adding: "President Erdoğan's decision (to launch an operation) didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time."