MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Washington to choose between the partnership with Turkey and Kurdish forces, which Ankara claims are linked to the pro-independence Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant movement, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey.
"The Americans have been helping [the Kurds to fight against Daesh] for almost a year and a half… the Kurds were forced to cooperate when the Americans came to help. When the enemy comes at you, destroys you… who would not agree?" Abd Salam Muhammad Ali told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
The PYD representative in Russia added that Washington was assisting Kurdish forces by launching airstrikes in Kurdish settlements besieged by terrorists, including Kobane in northern Syria.
Ankara is protesting against the Syrian Kurds’ cooperation with the United States, as it is claustrophobic over 20 million Kurds living in Turkey, according to the politician.
Kurds, one of the largest ethnic groups in Syria, have been fighting against the Daesh militant group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia, for years.