Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu reaffirmed his country’s support for the Free Syrian Army, saying that Turkey sees it as the representative of the Syrian Revolution and the only body capable of countering the Assad regime.
Davutoglu, who was interviewed by the local Haber TV channel, said that the FSA’s presence in Syria gives confidence to its population as nobody was forced to flee the FSA-held areas. He added that when regime forces take control of an area they force the Arab population, who make up the Sunni majority, to flee that area.
Davutoglu also stresses that his country will not allow the presence of hostile entities on the Syrian side of the border, whether they are the terrorist PKK camps in northern Iraq, or the Democratic Union Party (PYD), or the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
He pointed out that the PYD carried out ethnic cleansing in the town of Tal Abiyad in northern Syria, and also emptied villages inhabited by Turkmen and Arabs of the population. This was confirmed by international observers.
Vice president Mustafa Osso earlier denounced the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) declaring of the town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria a canton subjected to the PYD’s administration. Osso described the move as illegal and unilateral by the party that wants to impose its will and its ideology by force in another part of Syrian territory.
Osso stresses that “the Assad regime is the main beneficiary of the PYD’s “abnormal practices, adding that the Kurds are the biggest losers as these actions will deepen the rift between the components of Syrian society.
“The real Kurdish project in Syria is the constitutional foundation of their rights, culture and language in a unified Syria that enjoys democracy, freedom and dignity for all its citizens. The Kurds are part of the Syrian people and their national cause.” Osso said.
“The attempts to impose a governance that reflects the ideology of one party without consensus with the other components of Syrian society that will cause harm the Kurds and their cause, let alone serving their enemies represented in the Assad regime and its allies.” (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu)