Turkey speaks about attack on Raqqa with US
Turkey wants to cooperate with the United States to Islamic State from the Syrian town of Raqqa to disperse. That has the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday said.
“Our minister of Foreign Affairs and the military authorities are in talks with the United States over Raqqa. We have our conditions,” said Erdogan in his plane, en route from New York to home.
Ankara is cautious because of the Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm, allies of the Americans. Erdogan wants to therefore, not that the Kurds are involved in the operation.
The intention of Turkey is remarkable because Erdogan initially more and more in contact with Russia about the Syrian crisis.
Turkey wants to be alone without the Kurds participating in attack on Raqqa
The Turkish president was in New York for a meeting with the Us vice-president Joe Biden and to talk to the United Nations.
Erdogan asked Biden also for clarification about attempting in the direction of the Kurds. Senior American officers said last week that they considered the Kurds to arm. Biden said nothing to know about the transports.
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