Saturday, May 20, 2017

McGurk Has Full Support, Backing, US State Department Spokesperson Says

The US State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that McGurk "has the full support and backing" of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the White House, and that he had done "tremendous work" so far to coordinate the coalition on May 19.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on May 18 that Brett McGurk, the US special envoy to the coalition against the Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), should be removed from his post as he “supports terrorist groups.”

Heather Nauert, spokeswoman said in her statement that the United States respects Turkey's concerns about its approach, and will continue regular consultations on the issue, Hurriyet daily news reported.

"It is critical that we are closely linked with partners on the ground to coordinate both military and civilian efforts to sustain momentum and focus against ISIS," Nauert said.

Meanwhile, McGurk said Turkey was a close ally in fight against ISIL; coalition can't succeed without Turkey on May 19.

On May 18, “Brett McGurk, the US’s special envoy in the fight against Daesh [ISIL], is definitely and clearly giving support to the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK and the [Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units] YPG. It would be beneficial if this person was changed,” Cavusoglu said.



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