US Secretary of state Pompeo has given the Syrian Kurds continue to be the protection of his country. He wanted to ensure that "the Turks respect the Kurds to slaughter". The statement evokes in Ankara criticism.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said to the Kurds in Syria for outrage at the NATO-ally Turkey. The website Newsmax he had said, also in the case of a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, it remains for the United States is important to ensure that "the Turks respect the Kurds to slaughter". The Ministry of foreign Affairs in Ankara, criticized, Pompeos statements pointed to "a worrying lack of Knowledge".
The Turkish foreign Ministry has accused Pompeo of Ankara as a terrorist organization classified Kurdish militia YPG and the Kurds as the same. Turkey will fight the YPG.