he outlawed PKK’s Syrian offshoot Democratic Union Party (PYD) has been forcibly recruiting children similar to the PKK, which has been systematically using children in armed conflicts since 1994.
However, the YPG challenge has been of a different nature given that it is the PKK’s Syrian branch and the PKK continues to pose a threat to Turkey’s security.
In the first step, the PKK affiliated YPG forces will withdraw from the Manbij pocket complying with the date that will be determined by the Washington meeting.
Another example to see how Trumpian diplomacy destroys the Middle East is the commitment to protect the PKK-YPG’s (which is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.
Between 2015 and July, 2016, a total of 1864 people, including civilians, police and military officers, were killed in the attacks of Daesh and the PKK terror group.
The heaviest chunk of the bloc, HDP, is instrumentalized by the PKK in the legal political sphere of Turkey.
First, the very same masses saw that Demirtas has no power over the future of the Kurdish question while the PKK keeps hijacking his electoral successes.
In total, the military operation cleared 1,000 km from terrorist groups including the PKK/YPG and Daesh.
Secretary of State, Pompeo, held a bilateral meeting in Brussels to talk about current political rifts between Ankara and Washington, specifically to discuss how both sides can work towards overcoming the issue of PKK/YPG presence in Manbij.
The HDP, too, thinks that the return of the old Turkey would create a political situation where the alienation of Kurds from the Turkish state and creation of an independent “Kurdistan” under the control of the PKK could be more likely.
Moreover, it might impact the course of the fight against terrorism, particularly against the PKK.
Being a Syrian offshoot of the PKK, an outlawed terrorist organization recognized by Turkey, the European Union and the United States, the U.
Department of Defense, Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) COUNTER-ISIS From fighting Daesh to becoming strategic partners The Obama administration decided to work with the Syrian branch of the PKK in order to fight Daesh.
Despite the fact that Ankara has not made an explicit announcement on this issue, Turkey is likely to appreciate the American act of pulling out of Syria, if the timing and methodology simultaneously correspond with Turkey’s strategy against the PKK in the country.