Turkey rejects allies’ dialogue with YPG/PKK terrorist


Turkish foreign minister Friday criticized his country’s allies for dealing with a YPG/PKK ringleader sought with a red notice.

“Our allies’ dialogue with a terrorist [YPG/PKK ringleader Ferhat Abdi Sahin, also known as Mazloum Kobani] wanted with a red notice is unacceptable,” said Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Turkey views Sahin as a terrorist chieftain linked to the PKK group whose Syrian branch is the YPG.

Fahrettin Altun, Turkish Director of Communications, Friday criticized the U.S. politicians for viewing the YPG/PKK ringleader as if he was a legitimate political figure.

On Friday, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said Turkey would get in touch with U.S. officials regarding the terrorist’s extradition if he entered the U.S. soil.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
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