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PKK Eyes a Future in Iraqi Politics

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is making moves through its offsprings to secure a position in Iraq’s politics, especially during the upcoming parliamentary elections. The PKK, originally established to fight for the rights of Kurds in Turkey, is now on the ground in the neighboring Syria and Kurdistan Region where it is widely unwelcome. The […]

The PKK and the PYD: Comrades in Arms, Rivals in Politics?

Although the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are ideologically affiliated, they remain organizationally distinct. Even though it does not pose a direct security threat to Turkey, the PYD’s increasing consolidation of power in northern Syria arguably poses a challenge not only to Ankara but also to the PKK. BACKGROUND: During […]