ounded by the PKK terrorist organization in 2003, PYD developed into a critical actor in Syria after 2011.
It has been stealing Syria’s oil and rendering peace and stability elusive by supporting the PKK’s Syrian component, the PYD, despite Turkey’s and the Syrian opposition’s objections.
Could the YPG have chosen a different path? In fact, in 2013, the Turkish intelligence service had a meeting with PYD officials and asked them to stop challenging Turkey.
On the other hand, this terror network—the PKK/PYD/YPF/SDF—negotiated with Russia, Iran, and Assad to replace the Americans if needed.
Showing how determined Turkey is to clear the terrorist organization YPG/PYD, which operates in Syria, from the region, Erdoğan underlined the steps that need to be taken to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
· The PKK/PYD/YPG, under the umbrella of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), is a proxy of the U.
Read: Can NATO Bypass the Security Complex Mentality?Sweden hosts a considerable number of FETO and PKK/PYD/YPG offshoots that facilitate these organizations’ work with wider Europe against Turkish interests through fundraising, propaganda, and conscription.
support to the PYD in Syria to be cut off; (ii) concrete steps to be taken against the FETO terrorist organization; (iii) a reasonable approach to Turkey’s purchasing of the S-400 missile defense systems, and, thus, lifting of the sanctions imposed on Turkey as its exclusion, as a co-manufacturer of F-35s, from the program and not delivering two F-35 aircraft to Turkey—though these were paid for—under the pretext of Turkey’s S-400 procurement were seen as important mishaps; (iv) and, finally, compensation for Washington’s exclusionist moves against Turkey in its Eastern Mediterranean policy.
Read: Looking Beyond Ain Issa: The Way Forward in North East Syria According to the KKS, which aids the Kurds return, the PYD, the political wing of the YPG obstructs their departure.
Read: How Do the Gulf Countries View the PKK?Turkey has successfully conducted several military operations in Syria against terrorist groups such as DAESH and the PKK/PYD despite the fact that the latter has been supported by the United States, Turkey’s strategic ally.
Europe needs to address its wrongdoings in combatting terrorism. Otherwise, the PKK terror may continue to take the lives of…
Iran’s position on Turkey’s fight against PKK-PYD terror has been even more disheartening.
and Hezbollah, Turkey and the PYD.
Israa al-Jabis, 34, a Palestinian mother who is sentenced to 11 years in Israeli jails, has lost two of her…
Read: Looking Beyond Ain Issa: The Way Forward in North East Syria Local governance scenarios in Syria Autonomy: Today, Syria is effectively divided into three areas of control: In addition to the regime that controls the capital, Damascus, and the main cities in the country, there are the areas under the control of the PYD / YPG in the north, in addition to the Idlib region bordering the Turkish border, which is controlled by the opposition forces.
The PKK established the YPG as the military wing of the PYD and maintained control over three separate Kurdish enclaves in northern Syria along the Turkish border.
These various terror groups with different ideological causes and target groups, have included the DHKP-C, TKP/ML, MKP, MLKP, THKO, PKK/PYD/YPG, ASALA, JCAG-ARA, IBDA/C (Hezbollah), FETO/PDY and Daesh (ISIS).