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Turkey urges US not to differentiate between terrorist organizations

Baku. Javid Zeynalli – APA. For Turkey, the United States and the European Union, Islamic State (IS) is a terrorist organization. IS is evil for being radical, but the YPG and the PKK is better for being Marxist and Leninist. What kind of approach is this? Both are terrorist organizations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported.

 

US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said Feb. 8 that his country does not recognize the YPG armed group as a terrorist organization and will continue to support them.

 

 Cavusoglu noted that it is impossible to combat terrorism in this way.

 

“Some leftist parties in Europe are seeking to remove the PKK from the list of terrorist organizations as they share the same ideology. The decision lies with the US: Choose either us or terror. We have told the US that the PKK and the YPG are affiliated. I have explained it to Kerry many times,” he said.

 

 

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