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Erdogan condemn US for giving support to PYD and the YPG

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(Istanbul-AlummahWorld, 23 Sha`ban,1437 AH, 30 May 2016) Turkish President Receb Tayyeb Erdogan said: “PKK, PYD, YPG, Daesh; they don’t have any difference, hey are all terrorist organizations. I condemn the support the U.S. is currently giving to the PYD and the YPG. This is not what was promised to us. I believe that the politics should be honest. Therefore, those who are friend to us, and with us under the NATO shouldn’t and can’t send their own soldiers to Syria with YPG insignia. Especially those who say ‘We will continue to give support to the YPG, it is not the PKK.’Please come and learn from us. You are standing on the wrong place. Terror cannot be countered by saying ‘we are against terror.’ We have provided all documents regarding the terrorist organization; however, the step they are taking are wrong. Our security forces, including soldiers, police officers and village guards, have once again defeated the [terrorist] organization and powers behind it through a struggle that would make history. On this occasion, I wish Allah’s mercy upon our soldiers who have become martyr during the fight against terror and wish a speedy recovery to our veterans.”

Addressing citizens at a mass opening ceremony in the province of Diyarbakır, President Erdogan, referring to the photos of U.S. soldiers, said: “This is not what was promised to us. I believe the politics should be honest. Therefore, those who are friend to us, and with us under the NATO, shouldn’t and can’t send their own soldiers to Syria with YPG insignia.”

President Erdogan, who went to Diyarbakır to attend the mass opening ceremony of Diyarbakır Airport’s new terminal and other facilities in the province, came together with civil society representatives and opinion leaders. During his visit to the city, First Lady Emine Erdogan accompanied the President, who was welcomed in Diyarbakır by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, Development Minister Lutfi Elvan, Diyarbakır Governor Hüseyin Aksoy and other officials.

A clenched fist cannot be responded with a handshaking and those who show up with guns in their hands will have to face security forces, President Erdogan noted, and he continued: “However, from the beginning we have been in a struggle to resolve our issues within the framework of principles such as democracy, human rights, freedoms, justice, plurality and welfare, which we all long for. As a person who knows closely the problems the locals in the region endure, we have exerted every effort to resolve problems related both to the backwardness and democracy.”

Making an emphasis of “one nation, one flag, one homeland and one state,” President Erdogan concluded his address by voicing his pleasure over participation of Diyarbakır locals in the ceremony. Following the address, President Erdogan and Ministers accompanying him cut the opening ribbon.