Among them, preventing the PYD-PKK’s consolidation of military and political leverage across Syria is the most crucial one, while the U.
’s continued support for the YPG, the Syrian extension of the PKK, will continue.
decided to downsize itself and make alliance with a franchise branch of the PKK in Syria, thus constantly working against Turkey’s national security.
Of course Turkey would be happier if there was a clear warning to the PYD/PKK in the joint statement, but let us not forget that the summit was primarily about Idlib and hence, the absence of PYD-PKK linkages in the text is not a deal breaker for Turkey for now.
Its first and most immediate concern is twofold: Turkey does two things to deal with its primary concern of eliminating PKK terrorism; (a) hit the PKK wherever you can and clean the areas under its control, and (b) if you cannot hit the PKK due to U.
In addition to these security concerns for Turkey, strategically, the Idlib offensive apparently with the victory of the Syrian regime at the end of the day, can create real strategic pressure on Turkey’s military presence in the Afrin region where the Turkish forces defeated the PKK and ensured the Free Syrian Army’s military and political presence there.
administration has imposed sanctions against Turkish ministers and Turkey, has (and continues to) arm the PYD/YPG, which is known as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK - an armed terrorist organization that has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of Turkish citizens since 1984 and which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq - and more, the U.
The power vacuum in its neighbor was filled by the PKK and Turkey has witnessed years of terror attacks originating from Iraq.
Can workers of Western media outlets tell their children how and why they appreciate a terrorist organization?
Particularly focusing on the PKK terrorist organization, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.
Trump administration’s support for the PKK’s Syrian branch PYD has harmed Turkey a lot more than the proposed U.
Misusing religious motivations for terrorism causes, on the other hand, as is the case with Fetullah Gulen, head of FETO who masterminded the July 15 coup attempt currently residing merrily under the patronage and state protection of the US, or Pastor Brunson who is charged with espionage and aiding two of Turkey’s blacklisted terrorist organizations: FETO and PKK, is not acceptable not only by Turkey’s standards but by the moral code of ethics which every sincere religious leader knows the due requirements and entailments of.
Brunson was charged with spying for the PKK, a designated terrorist group in the U.
DP is adding new instances of embracing PKK terrorism to its long list.