Turkish interior minister slams Europe to its ambassadors

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu told European Union ambassadors to his country that European nations themselves would be responsible for any future terrorist attacks in their countries.

“When bombs explode and (terrorist) actions are carried out in Europe, European politicians will be too ashamed to appear on television,” the Sözcü newspaper quoted him as telling a conference on border security in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne.

He said the United States was supporting the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which he said had an agreement to support the Islamic States (ISIS) in Syria, and Europe would pay the price for allowing it to happen.

“Mighty Europe has fallen to the status of a plaything of a country from across the ocean,” he said.

The YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by U.S. air power, has driven ISIS out of almost all of northern and northeastern Syria.

Soylu accused former U.S. ambassador to Turkey John Bass of being responsible for a wave of Afghan migration to Turkey since taking up the post of ambassador to Kabul, as well as an increase in the volume of heroin shipped from Afghanistan to Europe via Turkey.