ANKARA (QHA) -

Though the official Washington had originally planned participation of YPG [Kurdish terrorists in Syria, - Ed.] in the clearing operation in Raqqa, it promised Turkey that the terrorists will only surround the city, according to the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He reminded that Kurdish militants were not to enter into the city which is de facto a capital of ISIS terrorists.

“Turkey has always kept promises, especially those given to allies. Unfortunately, the United States were not able to keep their promise to withdraw terrorists from the Syrian city of Myunbich.

In December 2015, the Kurdish militants in cooperation with the United States expanded their influence on the western bank of the Euphrates River, assuring the international community that their main goal is combating the ISIS terrorist elements.

As well as a spokesman for the Turkish Parliament Numan Kurtulmush, Cavusoglu believes that the involvement of terrorists in the military operation will cause a number of problems in the future:

“Local residents and volunteers, as well as the Air Force of the international coalition states can participate in liberation of Raqqa. If, however, the terrorist groups, such as YPG, enter the city, the residents may rise against and support ISIS.”

US-backed alliance of the Syrian militants - Democratic Syria forces - announced the start of the operation, which aims to capture Raqqa, the actual capital of ISIS, on Sunday November 6.

October 26, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Washington's intention to involve the Kurdish terrorists to prepare an operation in Raqqa. The Turkish army is fighting in the north of Syria both against ISIS, and against Kurdish terrorists YPG, as Turkey considers YPG the Syrian branch of the PKK (Kürdistan İşçi Partisi) banned in the country.

Earlier, October 25, the Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter said that the coalition of 13 countries under the leadership of the US plans to combine the attack on the Iraqi Mosul and Syrian Raqqa, the last two major cities controlled by the "Islamic state."

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