US ready to review anti-PKK aid to Turkey

The United States actively supports the efforts of its Turkish allies to defeat the outlawed PKK U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey said June 21.“We stand ready to review urgently any new requests from the Turkish military or government regarding the PKK,” Describing the PKK as a terrorist group and a “common enemy”,  Jeffrey said the U.S shared Turkey’s grief at the loss of its  troops and police in the joint struggle against terrorism. “Our sincere condolences go out to the families of the victims,” he added.  

Turkey’s “no” vote on fresh U.N. sanctions against Iran and a simmering crisis with Israel has sparked media speculation that the United States would withhold support from Ankara’s struggle against the PKK.  Jeffrey stressed “there has been no change in the level of U.S.-Turkey intelligence sharing regarding the PKK in northern Iraq.”

Source: Hurriyet Daily


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