The People’s Protection Units (YPG) has warned the Turkish government not to violate its border strip with the Syrian Kurdistan or “the act won’t be without a response.”
In a recently released statement, the YPG claimed that the Turkish army regularly attacks the Syrian Kurdish forces with showing no respect to the borders between Turkey and Syrian Kurdistan.
The YPG warns the Turkish army not to violate the territories held by the Syrian Kurdish forces. It promised to protect their controlled areas against any offensive.
In case of any confrontation, reads the statement, the Turkish government must take responsibility over the issue.
After the Islamic State (IS) took control of a vast area stretched from north-western Syria to the south-east of the country, Syrian Kurdish forces maintained their authority in the Kurdish areas of north-eastern Syria.
The Turkish government, on the other side of the border, is apparently not pleased with the increasing influence of Syrian Kurds on its southern border strip because they are accused of having direct links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which is in military conflict with the Ankara government since 1980s.