Turkey PM says Syria regime starting to see Kurds as threat

 20 Aug 2016 - 13:23

Turkey PM says Syria regime starting to see Kurds as threat
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses to the chiefs of the diplomatic mission at Cankaya in Ankara, Turkey on August 18, 2016. Turkish Prime Ministry / Mustafa Aktas - AA


Istanbul: Damascus has understood that Kurds in northern Syria have become a threat after regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in the country's northeast late last week, Turkish premier Binali Yildirim said Saturday.

"This is a new situation... It is clear that the regime has understood the structure Kurds are trying to form in the north (of Syria) has started to become a threat for Syria too," Yildirim told foreign correspondents in Istanbul, referring to the Syrian Kurds' bid to join up regions under their control.

AFP