Syrian Democratic Forces reject Turkish allegations of involvement in Ankara attack

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has vehemently denied the allegations put forth by Turkish officials regarding the involvement of individuals responsible for the recent attack in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The SDF has labeled these claims as baseless and part of a larger pattern of false accusations aimed at diverting attention from Turkey’s internal issues.

Turkish officials, notably Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, recently stated that the two assailants behind the attempted attack in Ankara had ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and originated from Syria. The SDF, however, refutes these claims, asserting that they are untrue and merely a continuation of Turkey’s ongoing campaign to shift the focus away from its domestic problems.

In a statement released by the SDF, they emphasized their unwavering commitment to ensuring both internal and regional security. The group maintains that the allegations made by Turkish authorities pave the way for actions that could lead to ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Kurdish population.

Mazloum Abdi, General Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), disputes Ankara’s claim that attackers passed through their region. He insists the SDF is not involved in Turkey’s internal conflict and opposes escalation, urging global action against Turkey’s attacks and emphasizing the need for peace and stability.

“Turkey is looking for pretexts to legitimize its ongoing attacks on our region and to launch a new military aggression that is of our deep concern,” Abdi said on X.

This latest exchange of accusations underscores the ongoing tension between Turkey and the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The situation remains volatile, and both sides have made claims and counterclaims regarding cross-border activities and security threats.

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