Home / Breaking News / Erdogan slams NATO for failing to back Syria campaign

Erdogan slams NATO for failing to back Syria campaign

ANKARA- AFP – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday angrily lashed out at NATO, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey s campaign against Kurdish militia in Syria.

Erdogan s latest comments were among the toughest he has directed in recent times against NATO, which Turkey joined in 1952 as the US sought to make sure it did not fall under Soviet sway after World War II.

Turkey launched its operation on January 20 seeking to oust the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG) from the Afrin region of northern Syria with its forces now just a few kilometres away from Afrin town.

But the YPG has been a key American ally in the fight against jihadists in Syria and the operation has raised tensions with Washington and European NATO powers, notably France.

Check Also

US Senate blocks bid to end military involvement in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate on Tuesday rejected a bipartisan bid to end American …

1st eliminator: Anwar’s heroic in vain as Zalmi eliminate Gladiators

LAHORE-UNS – Peshawar Zalmi 157-10 (Dawson 62, Rahat 4-16) beat Quetta Gladiators 156-9 (Sarfraz 35, …

%d bloggers like this: