The prayer program was organized by the Turkish Cultural Association in Montreal, a city in southeastern Canada, to show support for the Operation Olive Branch against the PYD/PKK and ISIL terrorists in the Syrian city of Afrin.
"The distraction of what's going on up in Afrin right now is drawing off some of the [SDF] forces", Mattis told reporters during his flight to Europe.
A total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have been "neutralized" since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region, the military said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency.
"It is natural that we lost our trust in the U.S.", Cavusoglu said, stressing that Ankara does not want to hear any more empty promises from its ally but rather wants to see concrete steps. He also and acknowledged areas of disagreement on how to take down Daesh as quickly as possible.Читайте также: 2nd PH-China meeting on sea dispute set for February 13
"They [Turkey] have legitimate security concerns, and we do not dismiss one bit of that, along that border with Syria", he stated, adding that Washington will "continue to work closely with Turkey". Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group, but it is a key component of USA -backed forces battling Islamic State in Syria.
US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has met with Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın in Istanbul amid tensions between the two countries in the wake of Ankara's offensive in Syria.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is also expected to travel to Turkey next week.
The joint statement released by the White House stressed the importance of shared interests and once again described bilateral relations as strategic.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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