Turkish National Defense Ministry on Sunday said Daesh/ISIS terror group’s existence today as a small group was due to its collaboration with YPG/PKK terrorists.

“Turkey carries out all necessary operations against ISIS and takes all necessary precautions against the terrorists within its territory and its borders, and in the operation areas of the Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and Peace Spring [counter-terrorism operations] in Syria,” the ministry said in a statement on Twitter.

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