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    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced that he has evidence that US-led coalition forces are giving support to terrorist groups including Daesh.

    President Erdogan also accused the US-led coalition forces of supporting Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD in Syria, at a news conference on Tuesday in Ankara.

    "They were accusing us of supporting Daesh (Islamic State)," Erdogan said. "Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It's very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos."

    On Monday, Erdogan called on president-elect Donald Trump to provide assistance in their fight against Daesh by blocking Kurdish forces.

    "The international coalition must carry out its duties regarding aerial support to the battle we are fighting in al-Bab," Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said at a news conference. "Not giving the necessary support is unacceptable."

    Relations between the US and Turkey have been strained, as Turkey has accused the US of not returning a man who led a failed coup attempt in the nation.

    Over the weekend, Daesh released a new 19-minute long video reportedly showing two uniformed Turkish soldiers being burned alive in Syria. In response, Turkey blocked all social media platforms in the nation.

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    • cast235in reply toMikhas(Show commentHide comment)
      Mikhas, Hold for now MIKHAS.. Just for a spell.
    • cast235
      Let's see what's brought up. And why is important.

      Then JUDGE.. Turkey and Erdogan deserve to be listened. This doesn't comes easy.
    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
      Funny coming from him but it shows that there's a division between turkey and the us....maybe nato as well?
    • Hermes
      That should cause a bomb shell in NATO countries but it won't. People do not care if their liberal lbgt governments spent their tax money on cut throat terrorists torturing and slaughtering innocent people all over the world. Sponsoring and commiting war crimes is a serious offence that should land you before a tribunal . And the accusation comes straight from the horse's mouth. Who was in a better position to see what was going on than Erdogan?
    • Michael Calvin
      Syria has an audio evidence US-led coalition is supporting Daesh with the strike at Dier-Ez-Or now Turkey has evidence Us is supporting Terrorists. When will the World unite against this new normal
    • Jonathan Ferguson
      Ha ha ha... Oh, the hypocrisy! ;)
    • energy
      US,Western Countries and Erdogan had created the Daesh altogether to realize Great Middle East Project.
    • justnfree
      Would be nice watching them exposing each other!!
    • copius
      ErDOGan did a NSA on Obama.
      Obama, go sit in a corner and slap yourself silly.
    • Dar...
      "This is the captain speaking. USS Obama is sinking. Would all rats please trample over the women and children to abandon ship. "

      Never, never, never, ever turn your back on a Turk.
    • marcanhalt
      "Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced that he has evidence that US-led coalition forces are giving support to terrorist groups including Daesh."

      Of course he does have the evidence. Was he, or was he not, a conduit for arms, supplies, "Get out of Jail Free" cards for injured, anxious or retreating terrorists? Is the "evidence" that he has, new or redacted from HIS involvement? And what is that scurvy son of his doing these days? Sitting on this mound of evidence when he should be jailed by the people for murder, robbery, theft of natural resources, kidnapping, grand larceny and the catch-all, corruption? If I were Erdogain, I would keep a low profile for a while. As far as I am concerned, he is not rehabilitated enough to let back into society.
    • igybundy
      Now that the pasha gangster gets it that they want someone more pliant in power, he is trying to get support from like Russia and Iran.. He was instrumental in supplying terrorists like ISIS and Al Queda. Almost half the foreign terrorists in syria as turks. He gave passports to Chinese to move and settle in syria. And he thinks others dont know he and his family made billions on this criminal trade? who is he trying to fool.. There would not be such powerful groups like al nursa and isis if not for this gangster who is the godfather to terrorists. ISIS uses 10 tons of explosives in their VBIED's.. Where they going to get and getting 10 tons of C4 from? There are billions of US%'s worth of ammo depots the SAA found in e.alleppo.. Shipped in Turkish red cross trucks as civilian aid. You cant do all that without his direct support..
    • jasin reply toMikhas(Show commentHide comment)
      Mikhas, Yeah, but it's still a big deal coming straight from him. He's knows things that can really hurt NATO, and he must be fed up to be acting like that.
    • michael
      once again proving his astuteness,(sarcasm) precise reading of the situation(sarcasm) and complete and utter lack of credibility and trustworthiness.
    • mario828282
      But this clown has enriched himself with illegal ISIS oil. Under his "leadership" Turkey has looted Northern Syria of precious, modern industrial equipment. He has no honur, can never be trusted.
    • peaceactivist2
      Now the two bad guys are pointing fingers at each others, haha
    • Vincent_1in reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
      marcanhalt,
      "If I were Erdogain, I would keep a low profile for a while."
      I would say even more " If I were Erdhogan, I would dig a hole,
      a very deep hole, and hide myself very deep into it"
    • Vincent_1in reply tomario828282(Show commentHide comment)
      mario828282, not only he can not be trusted,
      but it is also a big backstabber.
      But the backstab is in turkish genes, it can't be helped.
      Like the Greeks always use to say " A good turk is a dead turk".
      I think they got this one right.
    • double bonus
      How many ISIS oil convoys going into Turkey, did Russia bomb?
      Wasn't Erdogan charged with making business deals with daesh?
    • Antares Prime
      It seems Turkey has learned that playing with an out-of-control fire that is raging in one's own front yard is dangerous. At least, let's hope so.
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