Erdogan: Terrorists in Syria receive US support

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President

© APA | Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President

# 18 January 2022 16:00 (UTC +04:00)

Commenting on the presence of the United States and Russia in war-torn Syria, Erdoğan drew attention to the fact that both countries have military bases in the country, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.
He also once again criticized Washington’s support for terrorist organizations, referring to the PKK’s Syrian wing, the YPG. Erdoğan underlined that the U.S.' continued support for the YPG cannot be ignored and that it was a topic in his talks with U.S. President Joe Biden.
“They have significantly supported terrorist organizations in our south, the northeast of Syria, through thousands of trucks of arms and ammunition.”
The president noted that the U.S. claims it is withdrawing from the country and not supporting terrorist groups, but stressed that this is not true.
“Similarly, Russia is also not withdrawing. If Russia had withdrawn support for Syria, (Bashar) Assad would not be standing now,” he added.