BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated during a demonstration in the Turkish city of Burdur on Monday that the U.S. was still supporting ‘terrorists’ inside Syria.
“Through Iraq, you (U.S.) sent around 23,000 trucks with weapons to terrorists,” Erdogan told the demonstrators,
“But when we asked you [to purchase weapons], you refused to sell it to us. What kind of North Atlantic Alliance is this, what kind of NATO cooperation?” Erdogan was quoted by Anadolu Agency as saying.
The Turkish president noted that countries who support terrorists “put their own security in danger.”
Erdogan added that Ankara “expects the implementation of agreements reached with the US on Syria’s Manbij.” “This region should be cleared from terrorists, and governance should be transferred to local residents,” he said.