The US and the YPG, the PKK terror group’s Syrian wing, have an open relationship, but long before the YPG’s emergence, the Centcom refused to go against the terror group during the invasion of Iraq.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Iraqi government to stop accusing Ankara while pointing at PKK terror group as the perpetrator of the attack.
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
In light of its new policy of marking hateful content, the company does little to stop PKK-linked accounts, which glorify violence against the Turkish state.
Nechirvan Barzani, a powerful Kurdish leader in northern Iraq, argues that Turkey is targeting terrorists, not ‘the Kurds’.
Damascus has had a tactical relationship with the PKK since the 1970s, when the terror group was in its infancy. Now the old ties are being renewed in light of Turkey's military operation in northern Syria.
The US may have to go back to the drawing board for its Syria policy if it forces Turkey into another operation in Syria.
Air strikes were carried out in the Metina and Gara regions as part of the ongoing Operation Claw, says Turkey's Ministry of National Defence.
Ankara launched an offensive in the mountainous Hakurk region on May 27. Here’s what you need to know.
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
Talat Silo, who defected from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, says the YPG, which is the main force in the SDF, is largely run by the PKK terror organisation leaders who are hiding in the Qandil mountains.
PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan and the PKK leadership publicly recognise the YPG as part of the PKK structure, but Washington still publicly maintains that the YPG is separate from the PKK.
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