The United States Ambassador to Ankara, John Bass said on Friday that Turkey has the right to defend itself and that Washington does not welcome any organization launching terrorist attacks on Turkish territory from Syria.

Answering questions by Turkish journalists at a reception held at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Bass said that Washington knows Turkey "has a right to defend itself" in the face of terrorist attacks.

When asked about the YPG threat Turkey faces in Syria, Bass underscored that the United States "does not support any organization launching attacks from Syria."

Turkey has right to defend itself in face of YPG threat: US Envoy to Ankara