MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) demands that Turkey immediately withdraws its forces from the territory of Syria, a representative for PYD in France, Khaled Isa, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Turkish tanks entered Syria as part of an operation to free the border town of Jarablus from militants.
"Turkey is trying to turn its indirect occupation of Syria into a direct one," Isa said. "We demand that Turkey immediately withdraws from the territory of Syria, stops supporting terrorist groups in Syria, otherwise we will force them out of our territory."
Turkey's operation in northern Syria is aimed at stopping the threats posed by Daesh (banned in Russia) and Kurdish militants, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Ankara considers PYD an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant organization outlawed in Turkey.