#Syria|’PKK/PYD replacing Daesh in Raqqa threatens Turkey’

Liberating the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh but leaving it in the hands of the terrorist PKK/PYD would pose a serious threat to Turkey, warned Turkey’s deputy prime minister Monday.

“If you said, ‘We’ll liberate Raqqa but replace it [Daesh] with the PYD/YPG,’ this would create a first-degree national security threat to Turkey,” Numan Kurtulmus told reporters in the capital Ankara, referring to the PYD, the terrorist PKK’s branch in Syria, and the YPG, its armed wing.

Turkey can take further steps as part of a deal with the international community to liberate Raqqa from Daesh and make sure that the city is not replaced with PKK/PYD elements, said Kurtulmus.

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