BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated on Monday evening that the U.S. should disarm all Kurdish-led forces in Syria.
“As there is a terror group equipped with heavy weapons, it is a primary threat to our country,” Yildirim told journalists during his visit to the Izmir province on Monday.
“We cannot ignore this and the terror elements there must be dissolved, they should be disarmed of their weapons. The U.S. is the one that will do that,” he stressed.
Yildirim’s comments were in regards to the U.S. arms to the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who are currently operating in northern Syria.
“We are not eyeing the territories of others. Our aim is to destroy a terror group which disturbs our country from outside our borders and threatens the safety of our people’s life and property,” Yildirim added, as quoted by the Anadolu Agency.