Turkey slams Pompeo comments on 'slaughtering' Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey has criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying Washington wants to prevent Turkey from "slaughtering" Kurds as American troops prepare to withdraw from Syria.


A Foreign Ministry statement released Friday accused Pompeo of displaying "a worrying lack of information" for equating a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia group, the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, with Syria's Kurdish population.


Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group linked to an insurgency within its own borders. It has threatened a new cross-border offensive in northern Syria to drive out the YPG.


פרסום ראשון: 01.04.19, 20:41