Ankara urged Washington to change the US special envoy Brett Makhorka in the anti-terrorist coalition to combat grouping “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, reports Anadolu.
The Turkish foreign Minister said that the special representative of the President of the United States provides its clear support for terrorists from the Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK) and the Kurdish “Forces people’s protection units” (YPG). “We need to change it on this post,” — said the Turkish Minister.
In an interview with NTV channel, Cavusoglu said that during his recent visit to Washington, the Turkish side received assurances from U.S. partners that weapons sent US Syrian Kurds will not be used against Ankara.
May 9, the us administration approved the delivery of heavy weapons to the Syrian Kurds for the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS militants. A complete list of supplies was not disclosed, but presumably it will include 120-mm mortars, machine guns, and light armored vehicles. It is known that we are not talking about artillery and anti-aircraft missiles.
In Washington explained that this decision will make it possible to capture the stronghold of militants. The US believes the Kurds are the most effective fighting partner in the fight against ISIS in the North and East of Syria. Supply of heavy arms to oppose Ankara, which, in turn, calls Kurdish terrorist enterprises.
Kurdish “people’s self-defense Force” composed of armed Syrian opposition with the support of the U.S. air force involved in the operation to liberate Raqqa. This Syrian city in 2014 was proclaimed the “capital” of ISIS.