Tag Archives: conflict

Turkey’s PKK conflict: a statistical analysis

We have analysed the loss of life of both PKK members, Turkish state security forces and civilians between june 2015 and june 2020. A great shift in dynamics can be seen in this data. Not only has the ratio of PKK-deaths and state security forces-deaths changed drastically, PKK has increased its number of Iranian militants […]

Conflicting news from North-East Syria’s Kurdish Politics

As we have reported yesterday, SDC’s Elham Ehmed, PYD’s Aldar Xelil and SDF ‘general’ Mazloum Kobane gave conflicting updates on their visions for future alliances. Today, Mazloum Kobane made statements to Kurdistan24, a Kurdish TV channel based in KRG. He stated:”We have now moved to the second phase. We hope that both political parties will […]

In response to IKHRW, Suleiman Alikhan: Turkey is a threat to all Kurds

Given Turkey’s growing military presence in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), especially in areas controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) led by Massoud Barzani, speculation is growing about Turkey’s real goals in Kurdish circles. On the other hand, the KDP, without Baghdad’s permission, has allowed Turkey to establish about 20 military barracks deep in […]

Russia and America play cat and mouse in North-East Syria

Yesterday, we could see how the brave people of Qamishlo helped the legitimate government’s National Defense Force to prevent a US patrol from entering Qamishlo. Today, the US forces tried to enter the PYD/PKK-controlled city once again. This time, Russian patrols blocked the road between Hasakah and Qamishlo so that the US patrol could not […]