REPORT: US finds reports that Turkey misused US-supplied weapons in Syria incursion are ‘credible’
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Washington (CNN) — The US is investigating whether Turkey violated agreements with Washington about the use of US-provided weapons and equipment, including whether Ankara improperly transferred US-supplied weapons to its proxies in Syria, groups that some US officials say may have committed war crimes as part of the Turkish-led incursion targeting America’s Kurdish allies.
“Consistent with our end-use monitoring agreements, the United States always investigates credible allegations,” Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Carla Gleason told CNN on Wednesday.
The article goes on to state the following:
A US defense official told CNN that the US government currently believes the allegations that Turkey has violated end-use monitoring agreements are “credible,” prompting the review.
President Donald J. Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet at the White House on November 13, according to a Wednesday tweet from Trump.
“Just had a very good call with President @RTErdogan of Turkey. He informed me that they have captured numerous ISIS fighters that were reported to have escaped during the conflict — including a wife and sister of terrorist killer al Baghdadi,” Trump tweeted. “Also talked about their Border with Syria, the eradication of terrorism, the ending of hostilities with the Kurds, and many other topics. Look forward to seeing President Erdogan next Wednesday, November 13th at the @WhiteHouse.”
The US is investigating whether Turkey violated agreements with Washington about the use of US-provided weapons and equipment, including whether Ankara improperly transferred US-supplied weapons to its proxies in Syria https://t.co/4RsGaGQ8Ha
— CNN (@CNN) November 7, 2019
New evidence the US sold weapons to Turkey which gave them to rebel fighters who used them to commit war crimes—another reason why we probably shouldn’t have teamed up with Turkey and the media-darling rebels throughout the war. https://t.co/JPbnZtFXvG
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) November 6, 2019
The US government is investigating whether Turkey violated agreements about the use of US-provided weapons & equipment, including whether Ankara improperly transferred US-supplied weapons to its proxies in Syria, groups that may have committed war crimes https://t.co/qAEPPJ0G0n
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) November 6, 2019
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) November 6, 2019
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