Turkey says US making "historical mistake"

Turkey says US making "historical mistake"

The Turkish president's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin believes that the US is making a historical mistake by arming and supporting PYD and YPG in Syria.

"The US policy on Syria raises many questions," the Turkish media cited Kalin as saying.

He also noted that the Operation Olive Branch is directed not against Syrian Kurds, but against terrorists who threaten the security of Turkey, which is a member of NATO.

The spokesman added that more than 700 terrorist attacks have been committed so far from the Syria’s Afrin against Turkey and the Turkish border provinces are regularly subjected to rocket fire.

On January 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin.