Erdogan also said that he was disappointed with the U.S for refusing to call the PYD a terrorist group.
It is reported by an Iranian media that Turkey’s president accused the U.S for weaponing ISIS terrorists indirectly.
“Months ago in my meeting with him (US President Barack Obama), I told him the US was supplying weapons. Three plane loads arrived, half of them ended up in the hands of ISIS, and half of them in the hands of the PYD/YPG,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today in Istanbul.
Erdogan also said that he was disappointed with the West for refusing to call the PYD a terrorist group. The Turkish government accused the YPG of being behind a car bombing in the capital, Ankara, on February 17. Nearly 30 people were killed.
However, his comments came after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged Washington to break ties with the Kurdish fighters, saying that “resorting to terrorist groups like the YPG is above all a sign of weakness.”