Wednesday, June 17, 2015

'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey warns US and coalition against demographic change in Syria.

'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey warns US and coalition against demographic change in Syria. (HD).

The Turkish government has voiced its unease over perceived efforts for the unification of Kurdish cantons in northern Syria, reiterating that Ankara will “not allow” the emergence of any potentially threatening entity in the war-torn country.

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said Turkey had taken measures both regionally and inside its own borders for its domestic and external security, adding that its interests sometimes differ from those of anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) coalition partners.

“Sometimes differences are occurring between priorities and interests of Turkey and of those powers’ and sometimes they match,” Arınç said late on June 15, after the first cabinet meeting since the June 7 general election.

He expressed Turkey’s continued uneasiness over the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD)’s military wing, known as the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which has emerged as the main partner on the ground in Syria for the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition.

Amid signs that Kurdish forces have sought to “bring together cantons” in Syria, Turkey has conveyed its warning to the U.S. and other coalition members about the risk of demographic “cleansing and the placement of some elements” by the YPG and the PYD after the airstrikes, Arınç said.

People of the bombed places were ethnically cleansed by the PYD and the YGP, as well as by Daesh [ISIL]. These are strange relationships and alliances ... We are seeing signs of work underway on a formula to bring together the cantons,” he added. Hmmm.....ISIS on the Turkish border...'No problem mon'....Kurds at the Turkish border.....The sky is falling. Read the full 'story' here.

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