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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Obama 'Admin' approving of Erdogan's plan to prevent breach by YPG & PYD in Manbij pocket?

Obama 'Admin' approving of Erdogan's plan to prevent breach by YPG & PYD in Manbij pocket? (HD)

During the much anticipated meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, the leaders’ main focus was on upgrading the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the aftermath of deadly attacks in Turkey and Belgium.

Obama reaffirmed U.S. commitment to Turkey’s security during the meeting.

Speaking after the meeting, Turkish presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said that the U.S. had pledged to increase cooperation with Turkey in Ankara’s efforts to fight the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Biden, who expressed American support for Turkey’s effort in fighting the terrorist group, also said the U.S. would work to develop a plan that would focus on U.S. and Turkish goals and Ankara’s “sensitive” approach to the region - specifically operations conducted around the Manbij pocket in Syria, Kalın said.    

The Manbij pocket is a “red line” of demarcation for Turkey that has pledged to prevent a breach of the western front by the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its military wing the People’s Protection Unit (YPG). 

Turkey considers both of the groups as terrorist organizations as it regards them as the offshoots of the PKK.

But the U.S. only designates the PKK as a terrorist group, and marks the PYD and YPG as reliable partners in the fight against ISIL. Hmmm........Two MB hands on one belly. 

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