World Bulletin / News Desk
In his remarks to the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group in capital, Erdogan called on the U.S. to abide by NATO obligations.
"What kind of NATO membership is this? What kind of NATO alliance is this?" he asked.
"As president of Turkey, [I say] NATO is not equal to the U.S., all countries [in the alliance] are equals to the U.S."
Erdogan's remarks came before the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Turkey this week.
The U.S. has supported the PYD/PKK terror group, which is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization that has waged a more than 30-year war against the Turkish state which has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths.
American support for the terror group has long vexed Ankara as Washington views the PYD/PKK-led SDF as a "reliable partner" in its fight against ISIL and continues to provide it with arms and equipment in the face of strong objections by Turkey.
Military is taking utmost care to avoid harming any civilians during operation, army says
Hajilar and Abu Kab villages cleared of all YPG/PKK-ISIL terrorists
Foreign Ministry remembers those who lost their lives when Soviet submarine torpedoed ship carrying Jewish refugees
Turkish Armed Forces targets terrorist convoy loaded with ammo, while safeguarding civilian convoy also in area
26 others caught allegedly trying to smuggle goods into northwestern Turkey
General Staff reiterates military operation in Afrin targets only terrorists while taking great care to protect civilians
Families support ongoing Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria
Anti-narcotics operations carried out in Sirnak, Diyarbakir and Van provinces
Turkish president says Operation Olive Branch to continue under new strategy after Afrin city center is surrounded
Azerbaijani lawmaker Elman Mammadov visits general assembly with relatives of people who died in 1992 massacre
Turkish development minister says country must realize digital transformation of industry to boost competitive power
Suspects said to pushing online smear campaign against counter-terrorist operation in Afrin, Syria
Ruling AK Party deputy chairman Mehdi Eker says 'uniform approach' in fight against terrorism is important
Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman welcomes Burundi counterpart Pascal Nyabenda
Turkish prime minister says Operation Olive Branch continues 'as planned'