A 2018 US State Department report lists the PKK as a terrorist organisation but the US still shies away from accepting the link between the YPG and the PKK despite a mountain of evidence.
Turkey’s Justice Ministry requests extradition of Mazloum Kobani, also known as Ferhad Abdi Sahin, under the Treaty on Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the US and Turkey.
Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring which began two weeks ago aimed to clear northern Syria bordering Turkey’s southeast from YPG/PKK terrorists, and Ankara says that has been achieved.
The US agreement with Turkey to withdraw YPG/PKK terrorists from the safe zone in 120 hours comes to an end on Tuesday evening, but civilians say the group is making it hard for them to cross into Iraq.
If there were peace then the PKK would lose its relevance - and this has been proven repeatedly.
While its NATO ally Turkey has repeatedly offered military assistance to the US to help defeat Daesh, Washington still sided with a terror group affiliate the YPG, endangering a decades-old partnership.
For the past few months, Ankara has reiterated its plan to launch a military operation against the YPG in northern Syria. But the terror group did not clear the region of civilians, raising concerns that they are being used as human shields.
Tens of thousands of female Daesh sympathisers and fighters’ wives have been kept in al Hol camp for months, but as conditions deteriorate and violence increases, there is no solution in sight.
The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al Qahtaniya, a town in Hasakeh province, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor.
Locals and experts fear that the city is fast turning into a breeding ground for violent crime syndicates with the SDF militants failing to improve the security situation while indulging in corruption in frequent intervals.
Experts argue that Washington is likely to end up hurting its own policies if it does not intervene and stop its allies in northern Syria from a resource grab.
Locals tells TRT World that SDF forces had shot at unarmed protesters and have overseen a breakdown in law and order.
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