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.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was addressing Turkish Parliament’s second legislative session in the capital Ankara.
Air strikes on PKK terror targets in northern Iraq have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its terror campaign against Turkey. On Monday, a new phase in the operation was announced by the Turkish president.
The Syrian wing of the outlawed PKK, the YPG, crushed Kurdish dissent, feeding the US air force with coordinates that not only targeted Daesh but also hit houses of prominent Kurdish leaders.
Turkey has launched a border-security mission in Syria's Afrin in a bid to clear the area of PKK-affiliated YPG. TRT World explains the PKK in 10 questions.
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