Turkey is determined to press its anti-terror fight' says Altun
"It is unfortunate for the U.S. policy-makers and politicians to allow themselves to be blackmailed by the lobbyists of a terror organization," Fahrettin Altun wrote in English on Twitter.
He added that countries that forge ties with terrorist groups are responsible for damaging strategic relations with Turkey, their NATO ally.
Turkey has been critical of both the U.S. and France -- both NATO members, like Turkey -- for pursuing ties with the terrorist group YPG/PKK, the target of Turkey's anti-terror Operation Peace Spring.
"Any attempt to stop Turkeys determination is null and void for us," Altun cited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying, adding that Turkey is resolute to continue its anti-terrorism efforts.
He added that with its anti-terror operations, Turkey provides for the security of both the Turkish people and people around the world.
Launched on Oct. 9, Operation Peace Spring aims to eliminate terrorist YPG/PKK elements from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkeys borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syrias territorial integrity.