It is well-known that Western media outlets deliberately disregard the Kurdish-nationalist HDP's obvious ties to the PKK terrorist organization.
rom Ankara’s perspective, the PKK (the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and its Syria-based offshoot pose the most serious threat to Turkey’s national security.
that it will not attack the Syrian branch of the PKK.
Turkey has been facing a serious threat from PKK terrorism since the end of the resolution process.
Two organizations, the PKK and FETO, have caused many casualties for the country.
” Kemalist-secular authorities and traditional Kemalist voters are unsatisfied with a quasi-alliance between the CHP and HDP due to the fact that the latter is the political arm of the PKK terrorist organization.
First and foremost, the PKK issue is still the primary concern of Turkey.
investment in the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK, precluded any cooperation between the U.
More specifically, if the AK Party-MHP ruling bloc convinces the electorate that it’s loss of power will impair the fight against terrorism (PKK, FETO and DAESH) and deteriorate the country’s economy, which had recently taken a downturn, it will guarantee the election victory.
” This line of thinking makes a couple of flawed assumptions starting with equating the PKK’s Syrian affiliate the YPG with Syrian Kurds in general.
At this point I should underscore that for years Turkey has been a safe haven not just to Syrian Arabs and Turkmens -and other ethnicities-, but also hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds, who fled the brutal Syrian regime and terrorist organizations such as the YPG, the PKK’s Syrian wing, which Trump and major international media outlets are outrageously happy to equate with Kurdish-ness.
Later, as of the last quarter of 2016, drones were used intensely for assaults by Daesh, both against security forces in Operation Mosul in Iraq, and against the PKK/YPG terrorist organization, which were included in Operation Raqqa in Syria, and against the Syrian regime forces.
Salih’s visit was very important from two interrelated aspects: Turkey’s troubled relations with the PUK and the PKK’s activities in the PUK-controlled territories.