December 3, 2015
The Pentagon chief told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that most of the air attacks Turkey has launched so far are directed at PKK, not ISIL terrorists.
“Most of their air operations are not directed at ISIL,” Carter said. “They are directed at the PKK, and we would like to see them do more against ISIL.”
Ankara has also failed to control its borders “effectively,” Carter said. “I have been urging, actually, since I’ve come to this job, Turkey to do more.”
The US defense secretary said that Turkey’s geography makes it a useful asset to the US-led international coalition against Daesh, but Ankara has failed to show any significant performance in this regard.