Thursday, December 29, 2016

Erdogan: 'Confirmed Evidence' U.S.-Led Coalition Supported Islamic State

Erdogan: 'Confirmed Evidence' U.S.-Led Coalition Supported Islamic State: At a press conference in Ankara Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed he has “confirmed evidence” that the U.S.-led coalition in the Middle East has given support to the Islamic State.

“They were accusing us of supporting Daesh,” said Erdogan, as quoted by Reuters. “Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.”

“Daesh” is another name for ISIS. The YPG and PYD are Kurdish organizations in Syria – an armed militia and a political party, respectively.

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