Declaring property rights over Syrian oil is the real occupation, Turkey’s ruling party spokesman said Saturday.

“Those who say that they will transfer the resources of the Syrian people to SDG are in favor of terrorism against the Syrian people,” Omer Celik, a spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK) Party, said in a tweet.

He was referring to the U.S. which on Thursday said revenues from northeastern Syria’s oil fields will be directed to the YPG/PKK-led SDF.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that proceeds from the oil sales are not going to the U.S but the SDF

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