The PKK propaganda to defame the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) on social media during Turkey's Peace Spring and Olive Branch Operations are two other good examples.
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.
, considering that in many cases, the interests of Turkey and global powers have clashed – for example, in the cases of the F-35s, the PKK/YPG, the S-400s, etc.
Ankara asserts that the YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK, which is designated a terrorist organization by the United States.
Iran’s position on Turkey’s fight against PKK-PYD terror has been even more disheartening.
Some have joined different jihadist or militant opposition groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh (ISIS), while others in Northern Syria are fighting in the ranks of the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group.
They are perfectly placed to lobby local MPs to support the TRNC in the UK Parliament and even fight for wider Turkish causes such as Turkey’s military operations in northern Syria against the PKK, as well as Turkey’s maritime disputes with Greece in the Aegean.
While Washington has used the group to combat Daesh (ISIS) in northeast Syria, Ankara has expressed concern due to the group’s status as the Syrian arm of the PKK, a designated terror group by both the U.
and Saudi-led countries regarding the offensive against the Houthi rebels – a conflict that will be similar to the tensions Turkey experienced as a result of Syrian border security and the YPG/PKK activities there.
In late November reports emerged of ongoing oil sales; by the self-styled Syrian Democratic Forces, a group which Ankara believes the PKK’s Syrian wing the YPG uses to hide behind, to Assad, despite America prohibiting such sales.
Turkey claims that Kurdish elements in the SDF have ties to the PKK, an organization designated by Turkey, EU and the US as a terrorist organization.
Several reports and articles indicated that Yerevan relied on the help of various mercenary groups including the PKK terrorist organization.
Furthermore, the Operation Peace Spring conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Syrian National Army on October 9, 2019, with the aim of impeding the terror groups YPG and PKK from forming a corridor on the Turkish border, has become a concern for the UAE’s lobbying activities in the US.
First of all, German media and opposition parties continued to criticize Turkey’s military operations against the PKK terrorist organization both domestically and abroad.
In such scenarios, Turkey can deepen its military operations against the PKK and try to mediate between Iran and the U.
Hacire Akar, whose son joined the terror group PKK’s ranks when he was 14, learned seven years later that her son and nephew died in the mountains.