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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters that America delivered aid to Kobanê despite Turkey’s objections, according to an article from DIHA carried in Özgür Gündem.
President Erdoğan made the remarks in the course of a joint press conference with Latvian President Andris Berzins. Erdoğan is on an official visit to the country.
When asked if Turkey viewed the aid positively, Erdoğan responded by saying:
“Did Turkey view this act positively? No it did not. American did this in spite of Turkey.The PYD and PKK are the same.I told this to Obama in our telephone conversation. Right now the PKK leadership is fighting in the ranks of the PYD over there. Therefore the aid which you give to the PYD is going to a terrorist organization.”
Erdoğan added that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was the force with which one needed to fight ISIS and that weapons should be given to them.
On the subject of the peace process Erdoğan blamed the Kurdish movement for “trying to ruin the process” saying “I believe that all of our people, the whole of our nation are in agreement around the peace process but it will be much stronger if all civil society organizations and political parties support it.”