ANKARA (Sputnik) — Earlier in September, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara would accept Washington's proposal for a joint operation in Raqqa, as long as it excluded the YPG.
"Inviting the Kurdish self-defense forces to take part in operations targeting Daesh in Raqqa or elsewhere in Syria means to put the future of this country at risk. Cooperation with a terror group against another terror group is a betrayal of own values and of Syria's and Iraq's future," Cavusoglu said.
On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of Daesh.
Ankara declared that it would target positions of YPG unless they withdrew to the east of Euphrates.