The ongoing Turkish military operation against YPG/YPJ in Afrin is a part of Ankara’s strategy to support terrorists, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on January 21.
“The brutal Turkish aggression on the Syrian town of Afrin cannot be separated from the Turkish regime’s policy from the first day of Syria’s crisis, which was essentially built on supporting terrorism and terrorist organisations, whatever their names,” Assad said, according to the state-run news agency SANA.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the US for the support of Kurdish militias.
“Do not assault our frontiers, do not provoke us. Otherwise, we’ll not have enough patience. I said this to the respected [former US President] Obama. It is a pity that I did not receive an answer. We said: “We’ll come unexpectedly at night.” We waited, waited, and then struck. Those who say that the US is behind them will not cope with the Turkish people. This is our people’s struggle,” Erdogan state speaking at a women’s congress in Bursa province.
Erdgogan once again recalled US military supplies to Kurdish forces and said that Washington had sent 5,000 trucks with weapons to them.