For example, members of the Nation’s Alliance showed different reactions towards recent incidents in Turkish politics such as appointment of trustees and the HDP’s links with the PKK.
ince groups such as the YPG and the SDF, extensions of the PKK terrorist organization, have started to gain international legitimacy and dominance politically and militarily, the Syrian crisis has become not only a regional problem for Turkey, but also an internal security threat.
The latest action by CENTCOM of conducting joint patrols with a YPG front group immediately after the Turkish-American joint patrol…
Kurdistan 24’s ability to report from YPG-held areas ended when Kurdistan24 TV aired a talk show in which Hülya Oran (alias Besê Hozat), a leading PKK figure and KCK (PKK’s administrative umbrella) co-chair, was allegedly insulted.
he Turkish Ministry of Interior announced that the mayors of Diyarbakır, Van, and Mardin were discharged because of their engagement with the PKK terrorist organization.
The Syrian Civil War was shaped and driven not only by a Sunni Saudi – Shia Iranian cold war but also by Saudi Arabia – Turkey confrontation on several issues such as Qatar crisis, the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and Saudi Arabia’s development of stronger ties with the PKK affiliated YPG.
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.
he PKK does not organize massacres, commit murders, or kill children.
However, Ankara’s disappointment and lack of confidence in NATO was gradually deepened in many respects in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt (extradition request of Fetullah Gulen and other terrorists who escaped to other allied countries such as France and Germany), withdrawal of Patriot systems from Turkey, support to terrorist group PKK/PYD, and political and military differentiations on the Syria issue.
-led alliance’s arming of PKK-linked militants in Syria, as well as Washington’s failure to extradite Fetullah Gulen, a Pennsylvania-based criminal cult leader accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in Turkey in 2016.
has repeatedly ignored Turkey’s national security concerns by supplying the Syrian branch of the PKK.
, such as FETO, the fight against PKK terrorism, the purchase of S-400s, still remain unsolved.
has regarded the Syrian branch of the PKK the most effective, and second, the ties between the Syrian opposition and extremists.
urkey has been actively fighting PKK terrorism since 1984.
After the PKK changed its name in Syria to the YPG, they re-branded themselves as the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Receiving the support of Muslim conservatives alongside the CHP base, İmamoglu also endeavored to address the outlawed PKK’s proponents, jailed nationalists, political Islamists, agnostic/atheist community, Sunnis, Alevis and all the other ethnic and religious identities one can ever think of.