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American Military Officials Question Syrian Kurdish Links to Turkish PKK

By Rowan Glass - The situation in Rojava, the predominantly-Kurdish region in Northern Syria which, since 2012, has maintained an autonomous government and its own self-defense forces, is tense. Despite firm Turkish opposition to the PYD, the governing party in Rojava, and a history of Turkish-led combat operations against the SDF, the umbrella defense forces of Rojava, the #United States have provided military support for the Kurds in their war against ISIS since 2014.

Friends Do Not Deceive Each Other, Erdoğan Tells US General Who Advised YPG's Name Change

Ankara responded Sunday to remarks by a senior U.S. general who admitted on Friday that he personally convinced terror group PKK's Syrian armed wing to change its name so that the U.S. could provide them military aid and a seat at the negotiating table, saying that ally states, "Do not deceive each other." General Raymond Thomas, Commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, said Turkey was equating the People's Protection Units (YPG) with the PKK, so a solution was needed.

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