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.