By Nathan Akehurst in Britain:
Monday, February 12, 2018
But Turkey views the group and its political wing the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is classed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey and Britain.
… The committee recommended the Foreign Office “clarify its own position on the relationship between the PYD/YPG and the PKK.”
The criticism follows renewed violence in the region.
Following the independence referendum in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region — deemed unconstitutional by Baghdad — last year, Iraqi government forces stormed disputed territories in a campaign involving numerous allegations of rights abuses. …
In northern Syria, Turkey launched an offensive aimed at removing Kurdish forces from the Afrin and Tel Rifaat areas three weeks ago. More than 60 civilians have been killed and the invasion has been dogged with allegations of war crimes, including the deployment of napalm.
Multiple reports confirm US killed Russians in Syrian oilfield airstrikes: here.