World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey defined the statement by U.S. Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning backing a key YPG/PKK figure as "nonsense" on Tuesday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy in a news conference said: "The Pentagon spokesman once again continued to speak nonsense."
Aksoy reasserted that the PYD/YPG is an affiliate of the terrorist PKK group and stated he was "sure" that the Pentagon spokesman is aware of the matter.
Manning recently claimed anti-Daesh operations of the YPG/PKK-led SDF in Syria have been put on hold due to Turkey's Afrin operation. He also called the leader of the YPG/PKK-led SDF, Sahin Cilo, "General", and added that the Pentagon will continue to support Cilo and the YPG/PKK-led SDF militants.
The PKK has fought a 33-year war against Turkey that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths.
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