Kurdish Democratic Union Party

Turkey: If Kurds Help Liberate Raqqa from Islamic State, We Won’t

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned it will not participate in a U.S.-led coalition offensive to push the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) out of Raqqa, its de facto capital in Syria, if the Syrian Kurds are also involved in the operation.

IRAQ, Mosul : Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car, bearing an image of the trademark jihadist flag, which belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American air strike in the village of Baqufa, north of Mosul, on August 18,2014. Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed …

Obama Alarms Turkey with Reports U.S. May Directly Arm Syrian Kurds

President Barack Obama is reportedly considering directly arming the Syrian Kurds who are fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), a move that is certain to further strain or perhaps even fully disintegrate the relationship between the United States and its NATO Ally Turkey.


U.S. Asks Turkey to Stop Bombing Kurds; Turkey Asks U.S. to Stop Supporting Kurds

Intensifying clashes in northern Syria between Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, who have received military assistance from America, and the U.S.-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), are a testament to the quagmire of perpetual chaos the Obama administration has worked itself into in the Middle East.

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Manhattan ‘Anarcho-Communist’ Joins ‘Marxist’ Kurdish YPG Fighters in Syria

A Manhattan resident, identified as an anarchist-communist, has snuck into war-ravaged Syria to join the Marxist People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia that receives military support from the United States in its fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), reports New York City’s progressive newspaper The Village Voice.

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters walk with their weapons at the eastern entrances to the town of Tal Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, Syria, June 14, 2015, after taking control of nearby Suluk town from Islamic State fighters. REUTERS/RODI SAID

Pentagon Chief: U.S.-Backed Syrian Kurds Aligned with Terror Group PKK

The U.S.-backed Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria is aligned with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a terrorist organization, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told a Senate panel, echoing Turkey’s position on the relationship between the two groups.

TURKEY, Diyarbakir : DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY - MARCH 21: A Kurdish man wearing a mask flashes the v-sign as he holds up a flag with a picture of the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan during Newroz celebrations, on March 21, 2015 in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Thousands of Kurds gather for the Newroz …

U.S. Warns Syrian Kurdish PYD: Do Not Support PKK in Turkey

The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which controls large swaths of northern Syria, must refrain from supporting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey, warned U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

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