Turkish forces bombed a village and an airbase that were recently captured by Kurds, Al Mayadeen TV reported Saturday. Prior to being captured by the YPG, the village and the airbase belonged to al-Nusra Front terrorist organization.
On Saturday, Davutoglu said Turkish forces shelled Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions in northern Syria as a retaliatory measure. Syria's Foreign Ministry branded the shelling as a "direct support of terrorists" on Sunday.
"The Vice President… urged Turkey to show reciprocal restraint by ceasing artillery strikes in the area," the White House said in a statement.
Biden and Davutoglu vowed to work together and emphasized the need to protect vulnerable civilians in the region and keep routes of humanitarian assistance to the Aleppo province open.
Ankara claims that Syrian Kurds have links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a militant group fighting for Kurdish independence from Turkey.