The military units of the Kurdish Democratic Union party gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a reason to invade Syria, but this does not mean the legality of his actions, Syrian leader Bashar Assad said in an interview with RT.

Assad says Erdogan has his own agenda, and there are two points, firstly, his own goals related to the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as “the tasks he faces as a US puppet.”

The Syrian president recalled that Erdogan had been speaking about his intention to launch an invasion of northern Syria and cleanse the area of “terrorists,” by which he meant the formations associated with the Democratic Union.

He said the military units are also to blame, but Erdogan was the one to conduct an invasion.