Syrian Kurds deserve a secure life in their homeland.A simple goal and a goal that Turkey is determined to see become reality. For that very reason Turkey has insisted on one basic truth.The PYD terror group does not represent Syrian Kurds!!!
Turkey is determined to deny the terrorist PYD group further gains in the region, and thereby ensure the wellbeing of its Kurdish, Arab, and Turkmen residents.Syrian Kurds are citizens of their country and have rights to live in their villages and cities in safety just like all other Syrian citizens.However, the Syrian Democratic Union Party, or PYD, is an illegitimate entity that is a direct affiliate of the PKK, recognised internationally as a terrorist organization.The PKK has waged a secessionist terrorist war inside Turkey for more than four decades, a war that has cost the lives of more than 50,000 people.The PYD was founded by the PKK, and is directly controlled from PKK headquarters in the Qandil mountains of northern Iraq.
As the Syrian uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad began, the PKK sent its gang of terrorists from Qandil to the north of Syria.They killed Kurdish politicians and activists and hijacked the Syrian Kurdish political movement.Before the uprising, Syrian Kurds, who number around 450,000, were regarded as a nonentity by the Syrian regime and were denied citizenship rights or even birth certificates. From time to time they tried to revolt but were put down by brutal force.
When the uprisings began and the PKK established its presence in northern Syria it started eliminating all its Kurdish political opponents; some were murdered others just fled the region. Thus the PYD, an extension of the PKK, took power in the region.