Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu insisted his country doesn’t support the Takfiri group operating in Syria and Iraq, ISIL, saying Ankara opposes the terrorist group the same way it opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Turkey is against ISIl just the same way that it is against Assad.”
“Assad and ISIL are both responsible for all these events and tragedies,” he told reporters in Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
He added: “No one can prove that Turkey is supporting ISIL.”
Turkey has been widely known for its support to the Takfiri militants fighting the Syrian government and then operating in Syria and Iraq.
Following Washington’s formation of the international coalition against ISIL, US and another states have been slamming Ankara for not showing greater involvement in the fight against the terrorists.
Davutoglu also ridiculed Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who suggested that parliament should issue a separate mandate for Turkish military action in Kobani.
“Are we going to issue a separate mandate for each province or district? It’s such a ridiculous proposal,” Davutoglu scoffed.