US, Russia bear responsibility in recent YPG attacks: FM Çavuşoğlu

The United States and Russia are responsible in part for the attacks carried out in northern Syria by the Syrian offshoot of the PKK…the YPG, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Wednesday, adding that the two countries did not keep their promises.

…Çavuşoğlu reiterated that Turkey will do what is necessary to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria, referring to the YPG…

“Russia and the United States are also responsible for YPG/PKK attacks on Turkey,” the minister said adding that the two countries had not kept their promises to ensure the YPG withdraw from the Syrian border area.

The U.S. late Tuesday extended its condolences to the families of the Turkish police officers killed in Syria by the U.S.-backed YPG. It also condemned the YPG’s recent cross-border shelling against Turkey.

In a Twitter message, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said: “The U.S. Embassy expresses its condolences to the families of the Turkish National Police officers killed in Syria. We condemn the cross-border attack against our NATO Ally Turkey in Karkamış. #WeAreNATO StrongerTogether.”