"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Turkey upset at US for backing PKK-linked group- AA

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday it was “not right” for the U.S. to arm the YPG terrorist organization.
Speaking at a news conference in the Turkish capital alongside his Bosnian counterpart Igor Crnadak, Cavusoglu said:
"The U.S. said it did not give weapons to the YPG...We captured some of these guns in the hands of the PKK in Turkey.
“There is no distinction between the PKK and YPG. That is why it is not right for the U.S. to give weapons to such a terrorist organization."
He added Turkey knew the U.S. was arming the YPG. Cavusoglu said Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar, Turkey’s top military figure, told U.S. General Joseph Dunford during an Ankara visit on Sunday not to supply weapons to the terror group.
Cavusoglu said, at Akar’s suggestion, a high-ranking American officer would be stationed at the U.S. embassy for dialogue and cooperation between the two countries' militaries.