Turkish PM Objects to Biden's Criticism over ISIL

Istanbul, October 04 (QNA) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu objected to a speech made by US Vice-President Joe Biden, in which he accused Turkey of having allowed the rise of the militant group Islamic State (IS).

"It is impossible to accept his criticism. All the US authorities and Biden very well know that Turkey, on its own, has hosted millions of refugees for four years. If all the warnings that Turkey made had been taken into consideration, (IS) would not be an issue today," Davutoglu said on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters Davutoglu stressed that, for its humanitarian efforts, Turkey will not be held responsible for what happens in the region – which will not be the case for the other countries. (QNA)


QNA 2009 GMT 2014/10/04