Claim: DAESH passes through Turkey

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Claim: DAESH passes through Turkey

2015-12-17 04:34 GMT
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People's Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag says 'We think DAESH passes through Turkey'

Figen Yuksekdag, the People's Democratic Party co-chair

Diken, an Istanbul based Turkish news website, quoted the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag on 25 June 2015 saying "We think DAESH passes through Turkey. The government has to prove if otherwise."1 Yuksekdag accused the government of allowing DAESH fighters to cross border to attack Kobani.

However, Redur Xelil, the spokesman for the People's Protection Units (YPG) which is an armed group and an affiliate of the south-eastern Turkey-based PKK terrorist group aspiring to establish its Marxist-Leninist ideology across predominently Kurdish populated regions, refuted HDP co-chair Figen Yuksekdag's claim. He said:

"We didn't accuse Turkey of mobilizing DAESH militants. We assume that attackers infiltrated Kobani from the West and the South".2

The Americans have also dismissed the claims that Turkey allowed DAESH to enter Kobane from its territory, at a State Department press conference on Thursday.

"I would just point you to what the Turkish Foreign Ministry said about infiltration," said State Department spokesman John Kirby, when asked by a reported about the claims. "They have denied that there was any complicity in that. I mean, we have no reason not to believe them in that regard."


Figen Yuksekdag has failed to provide any evidence that Turkey supported DAESH.