Erdogan is abusing NATO against Kurds: administration
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) described Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent rejection of Finland and Sweden's NATO membership as an attempt to seize NATO control and create a mentality against Kurdish groups in the region.

The administration issued a statement in response to recent remarks by Erdogan opposing Finland and Sweden joining NATO, saying Erdogan's behavior was the result of his efforts to take control of NATO member states, calling on the international community to take a stand against Ankara.

"The racist and chauvinist policies of the AKP (Turkey ruling Justice and Development Party) government have been revealed to all," Yeni Yasham news website quoted the administration as saying in a statement which added that "It is a crime against humanity committed by the Turkish government in collaboration with Salafi jihadist groups against the people of the region. These documents also show the level of connection of the Turkish government with these groups in the Middle East, especially the terrorist organizations of the ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and Tahrir al-Sham."

"Erdogan's rejection of Sweden and Finland's NATO membership demand is another sign that he wants global policies to meet his standards to stay against the countries that are collaborating with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to fight ISIS and terrorism. On the other hand, Erdogan is trying to show the struggle of the people of the region, especially the Kurdish people, and their human rights movements as acts of terrorism," the administration further said.

The self-ruling administration also said Erdogan's recent actions were aimed at taking control of NATO, and that Erdogan's policies reinforce global terrorism and help him change the demographic structure of the region.

The administration ultimately announced that despite all the sabotage by Erdogan and the AKP government, the administration, together with the people of the region and the international community, will continue its efforts to eliminate terrorist groups such as ISIS and establish lasting peace and stability in Syria and the Middle East.

The self-ruling government called on the international community to stay and take practical action against the recent activities of Erdogan and the Turkish government.

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