he Turkish Armed Forces commenced its third cross-border military operation against the PKK/PYD in northern Syria on October 9, 2019.
The Operation made significant progress in blocking the PYD, the Syrian branch of the PKK, and the YPG, the military wing of PYD, from establishing a “terror corridor” in the region.
-backing of the YPG/PYD has decreased at the U.
chose to work with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), to defeat ISIS.
A large area with strategic value in terms of natural resources and farmland is still controlled by US-backed separatist groups (such as YPG and PYD).
The American stance might be more challenging for Ankara on a wide range of topics such as: the PKK/PYD/YPG, the Syrian Civil War, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean and Cyprus issue, Palestine, refugees, and the currency crisis among other topics.
’ political and military support to PYD/YPG, or the rocket attacks fired by launchers mounted on mobile platforms from ISIS-controlled areas in Syria.
siding with the PKK affiliated PYD and its military wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG) throughout the Syrian crisis.
However, this analysis is hasty and inaccurate due to the following reasons: The withdrawal of the Euphrates Shield forces from the three locations controlled which they captured from PYD less than 3 hours.
administration since 2013 has been repeatedly undermining Turkey’s national security interests by supporting the PYD-YPG in Syria and currently is threatening in retaliation for Ankara’s decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian air missile system.
with its support to the PYD and FETO, Iran can turn its own security and economic crisis into an opportunity with cooperation with Turkey.
is providing weapons, training, and active surveillance for the PKK’s Syrian branch, the PYD.
wants to establish a mechanism to ensure that the PYD-YPG is protected by a small international protection force by creating other safe areas where the PYD can survive.
in regards to the territory held by the YPG-PYD in the west of the Euphrates, as well as the presence of the terrorist organization in the regions east of the Euphrates.
They called for resistance in Turkey to support the Kobani battle between the PYD and Daesh in Syria.