Turkish president claims he has ‘confirmed evidence’ US is supporting Isis

IZMIR, TURKEY – DECEMBER 23 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening ceremony of SUTAS Ege dairying project in Tire district of Izmir, Turkey on December 23, 2016. (Photo by Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed he has evidence that the US is supporting Isis.

Erdogan claimed he had evidence that US-led coalition forces were giving support to terrorist groups, including Isis and Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD, at a press conference on Tuesday.

‘They were accusing us of supporting Daesh (Isis),’ he told reporters in Ankara.

‘Now they give support to terrorist groups, including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos, and videos.’

US-led forces have been working alongside rebel groups opposed to President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in Syria, but have attempted to avoid helping Islamist militants.

At the press conference, Erdogan also invited Saudi Arabia and Qatar to join its meeting with Russia and Iran in Kazakhstan next month.

The three nations will meet to discuss peace in Syria.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the main supporters of anti-Assad rebels. Assad, however, is closely allied with Tehran and Moscow.


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