• Turkish parliament speaker: It is wrong to use a terrorist group to fight another

Criticizing US actions in supporting terrorist groups, Binali Yildirim, Turkish parliament speaker said that one cannot use a terrorist group to fight another.

Iran Press/Asia: In the Consultation Meeting of Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States (PUIC, PUOICM) in Geneva, Switzerland on October 13, 2018, Binali Yildirim, Turkish parliament speaker, decried the U.S. arming PKK/YPG terrorist group under the pretext of fighting Daesh.

One cannot use a terrorist group to fight another, said Yildirim, asking "What will you do tomorrow to wipe out that terrorist group? Will you make up another terrorist group," Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.

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PKK militants regularly clash with Turkish forces in the Kurdish-dominated southeast of Turkey attached to northern Iraq.

Turkey, along with the European Union and the United States, has declared the PKK a terrorist group and has banned it. The militant group has been seeking an autonomous Kurdish region since 1984.

A shaky ceasefire between the PKK and the Turkish government collapsed in July 2015. Attacks on Turkish security forces have soared ever since.

Turkish ground and air forces have been carrying out operations against PKK positions in the country as well as in northern Iraq and neighboring Syria.

More than 40,000 people have been killed during the three-decade conflict between Turkey and the autonomy-seeking militant group. 

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Dollar is United States' only ally

The only ally the United States has is the dollar, said Binali Yildirim in Geneva, adding that "today, the US uses the dollar as a weapon. The US, whose allies in the world grow fewer every day, hangs on a single ally, which is the dollar."

Pointing to the Palestinian issue, Yildirim said that this weapon would not help the US erase the presence of Palestine.

Earlier in September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a business forum during a visit to Kyrgyzstan announced that Ankara would pursue non-dollar transactions in trade with other countries, adding recent US sanctions showed Washington was behaving like "wild wolves".

In recent months, the United States seeks to curtail the Palestinian nation by taking various measures, including cutting off aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and cutting off $ 200 million to Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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These actions are part of the policies of US President Donald Trump to pressure the Palestinians to agree to the so-called "deal of the century."

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On December 6, 2017, Trump introduced the occupied city of Al-Quds as the capital of Israel and announced its decision to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds. The US government executed this decision on May 14, 2018.

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Oct 14, 2018 07:35 Asia/Tehran
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