The Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Halit Çevik said late Tuesday that there was no resolution over Turkey’s shelling of YPG targets in Syria.
UN sources also confirmed that a call has not been made to Turkey and that there is no resolution regarding the matter.
The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño on Tuesday expressed his views following a closed-door UN Security Council meeting over the Turkish shelling of YPG targets in Syria, which was published by media outlets as a resolution, despite the fact that a resolution was not passed during the meeting.
The Security Council expressed concern during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday over the Turkish shelling, the council president Venezuela said.
Meanwhile, Britain’s UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters that the meeting was an attempt by Russia to change the subject from Syria.
“I can understand why countries might want to change the subject and focus on Yemen or focus on Turkey. But we really need to be focusing on Syria,” Rycroft said prior to the meeting.
Turkey on Monday accused Russia of an “obvious war crime” after missile attacks in northern Syria killed scores of people, and warned the YPG it would face the “harshest reaction” if it tried to capture a town near the Turkish border.
UN Security Council sources also said that the Turkish shelling of YPG targets were being discussed by member-states, but there was no agreement yet regarding the issue.
People’s Protection Units (YPG) is the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorist organization that is the Syrian affiliate of PKK. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, U.S., EU and many other countries.
Even though Ankara repeatedly warned the U.S. and Europe that there cannot be any good or bad terrorists, pointing to the YPG, the U.S. disregarded Erdoğan’s last call and designated the YPG as its “partner.”
“Syrian Kurds are our partners against DAESH,” Kirby said, stoking the flames of a rift between Ankara and Washington.
UN Security Council urges Turkey to ‘comply with int’l law’ in Syria following Russian protest, RT.com, Feb 16, 2016
UN Security Council expresses concern over Turkish strikes in Syria, Today’s Zaman, Feb 16, 2016
Hezbollah chief says Turkey, Saudi Arabia prefer war over political agreement in Syria, Today’s Zaman, Feb 16, 2016
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