Turkey considers the YPG as terrorists affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged a 35-year-long battle against the Turkish state. Ankara also views the YPG-controlled zone as an “existential threat.”
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Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar: “These photos have found wide coverage in our media and disturbed our people. They tarnished the image of the US and its army… for the Turkish public.”Continue reading
Turkish shelling has hit positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns of a new offensive to clear the militia from its border. U.S. is scrambling to contain the tensions.Continue reading
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