BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin stated on Sunday that the comments by the U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton on Turkey targeting Kurds in Syria were ‘irrational.’

In a new statement, Kalin claimed that “the issue is PKK/PYD/YPG are making efforts to establish order by oppressing Kurds, who don’t obey them, and their terrorist activities against our country.”

“There is no doubt that a terror group cannot be an ally of the U.S.,” Kalin said.

Kalin made sure to specify that not all Kurds are viewed as representatives of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, despite the fact that the Turkish Armed Forces are targeting Kurdish-populated parts of Syria.

“It’s disrespectful to our Kurdish brothers to claim they are represented by a terror group,” he added.

On Sunday, Bolton said that he was worried that the Turkish regime was specifically targeting Kurds in Syria.

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Stern Daler

Now Kalin Effendi slams Security Adviser Bolton, who represents a number of politically conservative think tanks, policy institutes and special interest groups, including the Commission on International Religious Freedom (responsibilities to review the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally), Project for the New American Century (goal:to promote American global leadership, US Jewish founders), Jewish Institute for National Security of America (pro Israel, promotes American security cooperation), the Council for National Policy (little-known club of a few hundred of the most powerful US conservatives), and the Gatestone Institute (anti Islam).

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Stern Daler

Know Your opponent. Does Kalin, the spokesman of the Muslim Brother Sultan, know whom he slams? Bolton is totally rational.

p.s. I lean back and wait what comes out of that.

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Karel Vd Geest

BS comment. Just look at Afrin. Even UN reports turkish warcrimes and AMN also reports on sectarian clashes, looting.

Kurds have much to fear from turks, even if discounting turkification of Afrin region, closing all kurdish schools, university, destroying of old kurdish cultural monuments, churches.

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@Karel, thx for for calling my comment BS.

BTW. I did not deny that the Turks and their ghazi committed crimes against humanity in Afrin. I know that the Turks work on either a soft or hard genocide of the Kurds. Soft genocide is forced assimilation. For info: The Kurds have almost no churches but are mostly Alevites, Sunnites or Yazidis.

p.s. I commented on Bolton and not understanding what he is. And that is something totally different. But never mind.

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johnny was

“There is no doubt that a terror group cannot be an ally of the U.S.,”

so why are the turks in nato?