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Turkey Accuses Kurdish Armed Groups Of Freeing ISIS Members For Money

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Turkey Accuses Kurdish Armed Groups Of Freeing ISIS Members For Money

Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas (not seen) hold a press conference after their meeting at the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara, Turkey on October 26, 2019. IMAGE: Fatih Aktaş – Anadolu Agency

Turkey continues its media and diplomatic campaign against Kurdish armed groups operating in northern Syria.

On October 28, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) of releasing ISIS prisoners in Syria for money.

“There are reports that the YPG/PKK terrorists were releasing the imprisoned Daesh/ISIS members for money. You can expect this from a terror group,” Cavusoglu said at a joint press conference with his Bissau-Guinean counterpart Suzi Carla Barbosa.

Turkey’s trop diplomat said that Turkey and the US shared information and exchanged opinion before the operation to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

When Turkey started its Operation Peace Spring against the YPG and other groups in northeastern Syria, it stated that it is ready to secure detention camps for ISIS members within the area controlled by the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). At the same time, reports appeared that a number of ISIS members fled from the SDF-run camps. However, no further developments in this field happened.

Turkey Accuses Kurdish Armed Groups Of Freeing ISIS Members For Money

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