World Bulletin / News Desk
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jabari Ansari has abstained from calling the Syrian group PYD a terrorist organization during a press conference in Tehran.
The PYD and its armed wing the YPG are seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, which has accused the group of siding with Bashar al-Assad regime as well as being behind Wednesday's car bomb attack in Ankara that killed 28 and wounded 61 people.
At a press conference in Iranian capital Tehran on Monday, Anadolu Agency’s reporter asked the question: "Does Iran formally accept YPG as a terrorist organization?".
However, instead of giving an answer to the PYD question, the spokesman said: "Iran condemned this and such terrorist actions harshly right after the terrorist action in Ankara".
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday that the attack was carried out jointly by a Syrian-national YPG member and PKK members based in Turkey.
The YPG is the armed wing of the PYD, which is the Syrian branch of the terrorist PKK group.Last Mod: 23 Şubat 2016, 09:30