Russian Embassy in Ankara has scorned the alliance between the United States in Turkey on its official Twitter account, pointing to Washington’s support for the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
“The judgement is up to,” the tweet sent on Feb. 12 read, as it featured a screen grab from a video prepared by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara that reads, “We stand with our NATO ally Turkey, which lost its soldiers in this attack,” referring to the Syrian army attack on Turkish soldiers in Idlib.
The tweet also featured an infographic prepared by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency regarding the Pentagon’s support for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliate, the YPG.
The infographic details the extent of weapons, ammunition, training and other types of support given to the YPG.
Spearheaded by the YPG, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was Washington’s main ally in the fight against ISIS in Syria.
The U.S. support for the group caused a rift between Turkey and the U.S., as Ankara perceives the YPG as a terrorist group due to its links with the PKK – a group designated as a terrorist organization by Ankara, Washington and the European Union.
The U.S. Embassy’s video was shared following the Syrian army attack that killed five Turkish soldiers in Idlib.