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    Turkey Should Stop Supporting Daesh, Stick to Syria Ceasefire

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    The Turkish authorities should quit supporting the terrorist organizations fighting in Syria and join the ceasefire agreed in the country, a representative of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in France, Khaled Isa, told Sputnik on Sunday.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) said Daesh launched a series of coordinated attacks on Tell Abiad late on February 26. The YPG claimed the assault was launched simultaneously from Turkey and the terrorists' stronghold of Raqqa.

    "Turkey should become part of the ceasefire agreement. We will demand the permanent members of the UN Security Council to make Turkey cease violation of the border [with Syria] and respect Syrian sovereignty rather than support and assist the Islamic State and the Nusra Front," Isa said.

    According to Isa, on Friday, an hour before the ceasefire regime has been established, Daesh terrorists attacked the Kurdish militias with some 50 militants coming through the Turkish border supported by the shelling from the Turkish territory.

    "We are fighting Daesh and the Nusra Front, which are excluded from the ceasefire, but Turkey helps Islamic State by shelling positions of Kurdish militias," he pointed out.

    According to the politician, since the beginning of the truce groups of Daesh militants crossed from Turkey to Syria 20 times.

    Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The ceasefire took effect at midnight on Saturday Damascus time (22:00 GMT on Friday).

    The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2268 endorsing the Russia-US agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria on Friday, shortly before the ceasefire came into force. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to designated terrorist organizations operating in Syria, including Daesh and the Nusra Front, both outlawed in Russia.

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