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.
” Although Turkey has maintained that the YPG/PKK terror threat is of ultimate concern for the territorial integrity and security of Turkey, the bulk of the YPG controlled areas in northern Syria remain funded by the United States.
The operation in Afrin, beginning in January of this year and ending last month, has been hailed by people in Turkey and those in the northwestern regions of Syria as not only a success against the PKK/PYD tyranny, but also on the fact that it has become one of the numbered peaceful places within the calamitous ongoing Syrian Civil War.
But they did not touch on the fact that many international NGOs issued various reports indicating that the YPG and PKK terror groups, which adopt an ideology with Stalinist and fascist elements, armed 10-year-old children and made 15-16 year-old children organize kamikaze attacks.
” These attacks took place right after PYD/PKK terrorist sympathizers threatened to carry out more violence against Turkish mosques and associations in Germany over the Internet.
For Turkey, the PKK was trying to accomplish what it could not inside Turkey by creating an autonomous zone in northern Syria through the YPG.
However, even though both parties retain their vote share, the CHP and the Iyi Party from the nationalist tradition are concerned about being in the same bloc with the HDP, whose public image has been tarnished due to the party’s link to the terror group PKK.
n the 58th day of the military campaign Operation Olive Branch, Turkey declared its victory against the PKK/YPG in Afrin.
With the Gezi Park protests (2013) and the PKK stimulated HDP riots (2014-15), it came to a halt.
Second, starting from 2013, different terrorist organizations, namely FETO (Gulenist Terror Organization), PKK, Daesh and DHKP-C, one after another, so to speak, have waged war against Turkey.
iming to eliminate terrorist elements of PKK/YPG, The Operation Olive Branch (OOB) launched by Turkey on January 20 revealed how local, regional and international actors in the Syrian crisis are intertwined.
The government accuses the HDP of being linked to the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.