WASHINGTON: John Kerry, US Secretary of states and the Central Intelligence agency (CIA), apologized to Turkey over the false news and allegation in 2014 about the trade between Turkey and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
In 2014, Kerry stated in the US Security Council that Turkey was importing oil from ISIL.
“We know who gave you this information. Some Arab countries are reacting to us because of disagreements over the Egypt issue. They are conducting a campaign on the issue. This is a very serious accusation,” Çavuşoğlu, Turkey Foreign Minister, told Kerry at the time, according to the official.
Later the information was conveyed to the US, then Kerry apologized and the CIA released a written apology, according to officials.
“The YPG is an issue of sensitivity not only for us but also for everyone. They are trying to establish a canton administration there. We have differences with Russia and Iran on this issue,” said the official.