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Expert Marcus: The PKK is placed in a military chokehold by Turkey

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Expert Marcus: The PKK is placed in a military chokehold by Turkey

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Aliza Marcus is an expert on Kurdish nationalism and the Kurdish nationalist movement. She is the author of book titled “Blood and Belief: the PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence.’’

Some highlights from the podcast follows:

When we look at the situation of Syrian Kurds today, we see that if the PYD/YPG had a bigger coalition inside Rojava, they might have bigger support in the region against Turkey’s threats

Damascus still does not want to share power with the Syrian Kurds, but simply wants to take over the area

The PKK is placed in a military chokehold by Turkey, non-violent Kurdish civil organisations are shut down, Kurdish municipalities taken over. Circumstances are difficult for the PKK

The second reason the PKK has been quiet in recent times could be that U.S.’ support of Syrian Kurds has peaked and they do not want endanger U.S. support by attacking Turkey

The second reason the PKK has been quiet in recent times could be that U.S.’ support of Syrian Kurds has peaked and they do not want endanger U.S. support by attacking Turkey

Source: Ahval News
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