MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim criticized on Tuesday outgoing US President Barack Obama's administration for providing assistance to People's Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), active in Syria.
"They give arms to YPG/PYD. Is that a fight [against terrorism]?" Yildirim was quoted as saying by the CNN Turk broadcaster.
The United States have been supplying Kurdish militia with arms to boost the fight against the Daesh terrorist group.
Ankara considers the PYD and YPG to be affiliates of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), which has been designated a terrorist group by Turkey as well as the United States.