Israeli foreign ministry responds to strong remarks about treatment of Palestinians by condemning Turkish human rights record
Tensions have resurfaced between Turkey and Israel, with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticising the “racist and discriminatory” treatment of Palestinians, and Israel responding by summoning the Turkish ambassador and condemning Ankara’s human rights record.
American commanders have long argued for arming the Y.P.G., a Kurdish militia with some of the most experienced fighters in the battle against the Islamic State.
Ankara registers its opprobrium at Washington following President Trump’s decision to army the YPG in spite of Turkey’s entreaties
Following the US President Trump approving the legislation concerning arms aid to the YPG, the YPG in its statement said that it is a historical decision.
President Donald Trump has authorized arming the Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in Syria “as necessary to ensure a clear victory” in a planned assault to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Every weapon obtained by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) constitutes a threat to Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 10, emphasizing Ankara’s opposition to a U.S. deal to arming Syrian Kurdish fighters in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Turkey has asked the European Union to open two key accession chapters on fundamental rights and justice in order to improve democracy in the country and continue strategic cooperation
Foreign minister criticises US decision but muted Turkish response seen as bid to avoid raising tensions before Trump-Erdoğan meeting
The Turkish government has criticised a US decision to directly arm Kurdish militants in Syria as a “threat to Turkey” – the first diplomatic scuffle between the two Nato powers since President Donald Trump took office.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized Washington’s decision to arm the Y.P.G. militant group, saying that every weapon that goes to the organization is a threat to Turkey.