April 03, 2017

US praises SDF forces in Syria, calls Turkey ‘great partner’

Source: ARA News

Journalist: Wladimir Van Wilgenburg

Top US General Joseph Votel on Saturday praised the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against ISIS extremists in Syria. Vote also called Turkey “a great partner”.

“There is the great question of, you know, you’ve got the Turks involved there, you’ve got the Kurds involved there but they don’t get along,” Congressman Smith said, addressing General Votel. “When we’re trying to figure out what our coalition is in Syria, particularly going after Raqqa, how are we currently deciding the issue between the Turks and the Kurds?” he asked.

In response, US General Joseph Votel said that Turkey has an ongoing relationship with the US-led coalition.

Read the full article at ARA News.


  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...