Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that Turkey expects the U.S. to end its partnership with Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) Syrian offshoot, the PYD terror organization, as he embarked on a visit to the UK.
Speaking to the press at the Atatürk International Airport before boarding the plane, Yıldırım said, “Our expectation is that they end this partnership as soon as possible and that they return to their true partners, allies.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged that the U.S. will stop arming the YPG.
US pledges to end arming PKK/PYD terrorists
The U.S. concept of “designing” countries with tools of terror, particularly Iraq and Syria, is collapsing. The United States continued its attempts to divide Iraq after the Gulf War in 1991 with its occupation of the country in 2003, and established its presence in Syria under the pretext of fighting Daesh. The Pentagon/CIA, which aims to divide Iraq by the help of Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization, has turned the southern Turkish borderline into a hotbed of terror and trained dozens of radical groups and tens of thousands of terrorists. These activities, increasingly implemented during the terms of former U.S. presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, did not stop after Donald Trump took office as president. Pentagon’s most recent project, the establishment of a terror corridor along Turkey’s southern border, which was attempted to be established with the help of the Peshmerga/PKK terrorists, was foiled with interventions.US’s ‘Riyadh’ move failedThe cooperation between Turkey, Russia and Iran established against the U.S. “division” tactic isolated the Trump administration.The Turkish president, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani met in the Russian Black Sea resort on Wednesday for a summit and gave messages highlighting the need for a political solution and territorial integrity of Syria.In an attempt to sabotage the concrete steps taken in Astana and Sochi to end the 7-year civil war in Syria, the U.S.’s “Riyadh” move was foiled. The Pentagon’s effort to “unify” the Syrian opposition in the capital of Saudi Arabia and take them under control backfired; 11 Syrian opposition members who were pressured to “sabotage the Astana process” resigned from their offices before the conference scheduled in Riyadh, including Riyad Hijab, the head of the Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC).Syria's peace threatened by US support of terror groupsUS isolationU.S. President Donald Trump, perceiving that he had no ally in the region except for the PKK/PYD and the Peshmerga, called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 24, and confessed that their alliance with the PKK/PYD was a “mistake.” The U.S., being isolated in the international arena and taking part in war crimes by allying with terror organizations in the region, promised to no longer provide weapons to the PKK/PYD. Regional sources interpreted Trump’s PYD confession and his promise to Ankara as the “collapse of the U.S. terror concept for its occupation steps.” In the case that Trump’s promise is implemented on the ground by Pentagon, the U.S. will be severing its alliance with the PKK/PYD terrorist organization.The Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its military People’s Protection Units (YPG) wing are Syrian branches of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.Turkey has repeatedly objected to U.S. arms being sent to the PYD, due to its links to the terrorist organization the PKK.Trump says US presence in Middle East is a 'mistake in lives and dollars'Attempt to gain timeThe U.S., stalling the Syrian opposition during the civil war that broke out in March 2011, has trained 30,000 PKK terrorists since September 2014.Washington stalled Ankara with projects such as “train-equip” and "safe zones" while supporting PKK terrorists under the pretext of fighting Daesh.Additionally, the U.S. is the architect of the terror corridor along Mosul, Tal Afar, Kirkuk, al-Hasakah, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Aleppo, Hama, Daraa and Idlib, where 25 million civilians were uprooted.Over 4,000 trucks of ammunition, hundreds of armored vehicles and weapons were sent to the PKK/PYD by the U.S.Real plot targets further southExperts say that the Pentagon aims to gain time to create a new line of regional conflict through Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon and Jordan. Washington takes every step to turn the ongoing proxy war in Yemen between Saudi Arabia and Iran into a "direct war", and is now giving the message that it has abandoned the PKK, in order to prevent Turkey’s further steps in northern Syria in the aftermath of the Euphrates Shield Operation.Washington’s next steps are much-anticipated, as it has entered a difficult period after the U.S. plan to divide Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) illegitimate independence referendum failed and its relations with Daesh in Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, Tal Afar and Mosul were uncovered. The United States is also going through a tough period due to the increasing pressures on the Trump administration as it protected the PYD in its attempts to rebrand themselves as a so-called independent group from the PKK in Qandil, which actually appoints the senior terrorists of the PYD.Erdoğan, Trump vow to fight against 'all' terror groups
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its military People’s Protection Units (YPG) wing are Syrian branches of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.
Turkey has repeatedly objected to U.S. arms being sent to the PYD, due to its links to the terrorist organization the PKK.
Addressing his UK visit he said that he will hold meetings to discuss “ending the civil wars in Syria and Iraq completely and clearing this region from terror organizations.”
He also noted that the visit, which will last for two days, will be an opportunity to meet with global business leaders.
Yıldıırm will hold meetings with European media outlets, including the BBC, to discuss regional topics.
Trump accuses CNN of 'representing US poorly'
U.S. President Donald Trump criticized CNN for spreading "fake news" and presenting the country "poorly to the world".He tweeted on Saturday: "@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!"The tweet garnered thousands of reactions. Many responded negatively.The CNN communications department, @CNNPR, tweeted in a reply: "It's not CNN's job to represent the U.S. to the world. That's yours. Our job is to report the news."Trump has targeted CNN in the past too calling it "fake news" because of its coverage of his presidential campaign and administration.Therefore, a deal, which would give telecommunications giant ATT ownership of CNN, HBO and a collection of other channels, has been widely criticized by Trump, who said earlier: “As an example of the power structure I'm fighting, ATT is buying Time Warner, and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few."Although ATT said earlier this year that the deal was expected to close by the end of 2017, last month, the company’s chief financial officer told investors government approval was not moving as smoothly as expected and the deal would be delayed until next year.
Trump must keep his word on no arms for PKK/PYD: Turkey
Turkey expects U.S. President Donald Trump to keep his promise to stop supplying arms to the terrorist PKK/PYD and PKK/YPG, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday.It is Turkey's "natural" right to expect Trump to stick to his word "not to give the PKK/PYD terror group weapons anymore," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters in the Mediterranean province of Antalya."We would like to see implementation” of Trump's promise, he added.In a Friday phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Trump “clearly stated that weapons will not be given to the YPG anymore and said that essentially this nonsense should have been ended before," Çavuşoğlu said on Friday.Referring to Turkish cross-border operations against Daesh over the last year, Çavuşoğlu told the reporters: "Why were Turkmens and Syrians in Turkey able to return to areas we cleared of Daesh, but 300,000 Kurds in the region were unable to go back to areas cleared by the YPG?“Because they fear the terror group [YPG]."Countries like the U.S. should not even "cooperate with terror groups from the start since they themselves have long suffered from terror," he argued.The PYD and its military wing YPG are Syrian branches of the PKK terrorist network, which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.While recognizing the PKK as a terrorist group, the U.S. has treated the PKK/PYD/YPG as an ally in its anti-Daesh efforts, despite its PKK ties as documented by Turkey.Since the PKK launched its terror campaign in Turkey in 1984, tens of thousands of people have been killed.Turning to Turkish-European Union relations, Çavuşoğlu said: "Turkey is critically important for the security and stability of Europe.""Europe today is struggling with big problems, it is staggering... It can’t solve the issues its people are facing," said.Criticized rising Islamophobia and racism in European states, he said, "Europe is undergoing a real axis shift."