ANKARA, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that Turkey "will do what is necessary for its security " after what she called an increase in tran attacks lines by the Syrian Kurdish militia YPG.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that an attack Ankara blamed on the state-backed YPGs United who killed two Turks police was "the last straw" and that Turkey was determined to eliminate threats from northern Syria. learn more
Turkey said police in the Azaz region of northern Syria were hit on Sunday by a missile attack guided by the YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist group. On Monday, shells believed to have been fired from a YPG-controlled area further east exploded in two areas of Karkamis in southern Turkey, Ankara said.
Speaking at a press conference in Ankara, Cavusoglu said that theThe United States and Russia had not kept their promises to guarantee the withdrawal of the YPG from the Syrian area. learn more
"In the latest attacks ... Russia and the United States have a responsibility because they have not kept their promises " said Cavusoglu. "As they do not keep their promises, we will do what is necessary for our security, " he said.
Turkey is in control territory despans north Syria with allied Syrian rebels, after leading three separate cross- offensives in the region against ISIS and the YPG. Ankara is furious at US support for the YPG and demands that its NATO ally cease its support.
In separate agreements with Moscow and Washington in 2019 , Turkey has stoppedits offensive in northeastern Syria in exchange for withdrawing YPG militants 30 km south of its , but has since repeatedly complained of violations and accused the two countries of breaking their promises . Report by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ali Kucukgocmen; Edited by Dominic Evans
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