This video, from VICE News in the USA, says about itself:
NEWS to PKK/YPG | PKK isn’t terrorist! VICE News was at the PKK
29 August 2014
Washington DC – For those interested in the Middle East, few haven’t heard of the PKK. They are the Kurdish initials for the Kurdistan Workers Party, which has fought to achieve more cultural and political rights for Turkey’s 15 million Kurds since 1984.
The Turkish government considers the PKK ‘terrorists’. As Turkey is a NATO country, the governments of the USA and other NATO countries put the PKK on their lists of ‘terrorists’ as well (lists which not so long ago included, eg, Nelson Mandela).
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
‘Turkish air raids on PKK‘
Added: Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 09:50
Turkish warplanes have attacked targets of the PKK in Southeast Turkey, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported. It would be the first major air attacks on the PKK since two years ago peace negotiations started.
According to the newspaper F-16s and F-4s took off from bases in Diyarbakir and Malatya. The air strikes are said to have caused “extensive damage”.
In 2012, Turkey started peace talks with PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is in captivity. In the fighting between the Kurdish separatists and Turkey during thirty years, some 40,000 people were killed.
The airstrikes may increase tensions between Kurds and the Turkish government. Last week during Kurdish protests in Turkish cities at least twelve people were killed. Many Kurds believe that Turkey should do more against the terror group ISIS.
Kurds are distressed by the situation in the Syrian border town Kobani, near Turkey. ISIS fighters have been besieging the Kurdish town for weeks. Turkey has sent troops and tanks concentrated at the border but does not engage.