US dynamic to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim

Online Deask | May 12,2017 | 9:07 am

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has assured Turkey that Washington is working to protecting its NATO ally, though Ankara is mad by a US direct to arm Kurdish fighters. Mattis met following Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in London on the subject of Thursday in what appeared to be the highest level talks together in the company of the two nations by now Tuesday, behind US President Donald Trump highly thought of a plot to directly arm Syrian Kurds contiguously Daesh terrorists to retake Raqqah.

Yesterday the president authorized the Department of Defense to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as necessary to ensure a favorable victory more than ISIL in Raqqah, Syria. The SDF similar when enabling child support from US and coalition forces are the by yourself force on the order of the sports showground to successfully escape considering Raqqah in the stuffy far away and wide ahead, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed upon Wednesday.

Shortly after, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Washington to immediately overturn its decision to arm Kurdish fighters that Ankara regards as members of a terrorist group.

Erdogan adding together emphasized that he would reference the have an effect on in upcoming discussions taking into consideration Trump subsequently the two are scheduled to meet in Washington upon May 16 in their first formal feat as heads of present in.

Mattis said that Washington will be cooperating considering Turkey to liberate the Daesh-held northeastern Syrian city of Raqqah.

"We'll appear in out any of the concerns, Mattis said referring to Turkeys concerns.

This is even if Yildrim said, There is still an opportunity for the United States to appointment Turkey's sensitivities into consideration. Otherwise, the after effects won't unaccompanied show Turkey, a negative result will as well as emerge for the United States.

The US currently provides feel maintenance for members of the SDF -- a Kurdish-dominated and hostile to-Damascus alliance. They have largely surrounded Raqqah and are conventional to begin an forcefulness soon.

The SDF is led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara views as a terrorist processing on peak of its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Ankara views the YPG as the Syrian strengthening of the PKK militant outfit, which is labeled a terrorist turn by both Ankara and Washington. The PKK fights for an independent Kurdish region in Turkey.

The Syrian handing out has censured and protested the US and Turkish call off for armed militants in Syria, and has vowed to resist any moves by foreign-sponsored militants to snatch territories inside the Arab country.

Different foreign-backed terrorist groups have been wreaking havoc in Syria sustain on 2011.Over the p.s. few months, Syrian forces have made sweeping gains adjoining Takfiri elements who have lately increased their acts of go-getter across the country bearing in mind a series of defeats upon the auditorium.

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