MESOP NEWS : Syrian Kurdish politician Ismail Heme: Turkey wants to prevent unification of Kobani with Afrin (AR) – Ismail Heme (Yekiti, not PYD)

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حيال أهداف العملية التركية ضد معاقل حزب العمال الكردستاني في جنوب كردستان قال القيادي الكردي اسماعيل حمه:” لها هدفان أساسيان, الهدف الأول يتعلق بوضع تركيا الداخلي واحتمال الدعوة لانتخابات برلمانية مبكرة يحاول حزب العدالة التنمية تعويض خسارته بإضعاف حزب الشعوب الديقراطي من خلال تشويه سمعة ال ب.ك.ك على الصعيد المحلي والدولي ومحاولة المساواة بينه وبين تنظيم داعش“.

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MESOP : KURDWATCH REPORT JUNE / JULY 2015 – MORE & SEVERE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY PYD(PKK)/YPG IN WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)

ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: PYD recruits three minorsKURDWATCH, July 26, 2015—On July 18, 2015, the minor ʿUdula Muhammad Ahmad (b. 2001) joined the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) against her parents’ will. On July 19, 2015, Rohlat Mustafa Jamo (female, b. 1999) and Nizar Ibrahim Jamo (male, b. 1998) also joined the YPG against their parents’ will. All three are from the village of ʿAyn al‑Batt, twenty kilometers southeast of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). On July 19, relatives of the teenagers confronted PYD members living in the same village and blamed them for the recruitment. Since then tensions in the village have been running high.

 

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MESOP : KURDWATCH REPORT JUNI – JULI 2015 – SCHWERWIEGENDE MENSCHENRECHTSVERLETZUNGEN VON PYD/PKK (YPG) IN WEST KURDISTAN

 

ʿAin al‑ʿArab: PYD rekrutiert drei Minderjährige

KURDWATCH, 26. Juli 2015 – Am 18. Juli 2015 ist die minderjährige ʿUdula Muhammad Ahmad (geb. 2001) gegen den Willen ihrer Eltern den Volksverteidigungseinheiten (YPG) der Partei der Demokratischen Union (PYD) beigetreten. Am 19. Juli 2015 schlossen sich auch Rohlat Mustafa Dschamo (weiblich, geb. 1999) sowie Nizar Ibrahim Dschamo (männlich, geb. 1998) der YPG gegen den Willen ihrer Eltern an. Alle drei stammen aus dem zwanzig Kilometer südöstlich von ʿAin al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) liegenden Ort ʿAin al‑Batt. Am 19. Juli stellten Angehörige der Jugendlichen im selben Dorf lebende Mitglieder der PYD zur Rede und machten sie für die Rekrutierung verantwortlich. Seither ist die Stimmung im Dorf angespannt.

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MESOP A WELATI WARNING – YPG commander warns Turkey for consequences if it intervenes in Syria

YPG commander Hussein Kocer warns Turkey for consequences if it intervenes in Syria, and condemns bombing of Qandil 27 July 2015 – هوشين عمرولاتي.نت

استنكر قيادي في وحدات حماية الشعب بشدة الهجوم التركي على مقرات العمال الكوردستاني في جنوب كوردستان بالاضافة الى قصف مناطق الباب في غرب كوردستان . واكد ان الوضع سيزداد سوءاً اذا تدخلت تركيا في سوريا.

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MESOP SYRIAN / KURDISH ESSENTIALS

Ahrar al-Sham Makes Overtures to the West: Conservative Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham pledged it would support Syrian minorities in attempts to court the West and distance itself from the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front, with which it shares a military alliance. The U.S. military denied a claim that it has been coordinating air strikes against the Islamic State with Assad’s forces, and the U.S. government was critical of recent charges brought by the Assad government against a number of activists. Fred Hof writes of local governance structures emerging in Syria and the need for them to be protected and assisted. www.mesop.de

MESOP NEWS : Turkey & U.S. Plan to Create Syria ‘Safe Zone’ Free of ISIS

By ANNE BARNARD, MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITTJULY 27, 2015 New York Times – BAGHDAD — Turkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions American warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border, American and Turkish officials say.The plan would create what officials from both countries are calling an Islamic State-free zone controlled by relatively moderate Syrian insurgents, which the Turks say could also be a “safe zone” for displaced Syrians.While many details have yet to be determined, including how deep the strip would extend into Syria, the plan would significantly intensify American and Turkish military action against Islamic State militants in the country, as well as the United States’ coordination with Syrian insurgents on the ground. The plan was described in recent days by four senior American officials, who were briefed on the talks and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss operational planning.

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MESOP DOKUMENTE : Erklärung zu Angriffen der türkischen Armee gegen YPJ/YPG- & FSA-Stellungen in der Nähe von Kobanê / YPG

An die Medien und die Öffentlichkeit – Anweisung 20150726 – Generalkommandantur: Erklärung zu Angriffen der türkischen Armee gegen YPJ/YPG- und FSA-Stellungen in der Nähe von Kobanê

KOBANÊ, Rojava (26. Juli 2015) – Am 24. Juli gegen 4:30Uhr beschoss die türkische Armee mit schweren Panzern Stellungen der Frauen- und Volksverteidigungskräfte (YPJ/YPG) und der Freien Syrischen Armee (FSA) im Westen von Kobanê, im Dorf Zormikhar, direkt gegenüber des von Terroristen besetzten Dorf Jarabulus. Bei diesem Angriff wurden vier Kämpfer der FSA und mehrere  Dorfbewohner verletzt.

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MESOP LATEST : TURKISH TROOPS NEAR OUTSKIRTS OF KOBANE ? – Kurdish militia tells Ankara to halt its ‘aggression’

AFP, Beirut – Monday, 27 July 2015 – The Kurdish YPG militia said the Turkish army shelled its positions in a village on the outskirts of the ISIS-held town of Jarablus in northern western Syria and urged Ankara to halt its “aggression” against its forces. Several tank rounds from across the border had hit its positions and the Turkish army was targeting them instead of the “terrorists”, a YPG statement said. “It is an aggression that should be stopped,” it said. Turkish tanks shelled the village of Zur Maghar wounding at least four allied fighters, a monitoring group and activists said.“A number of shells fired by Turkish tanks fell on the village of Zur Maghar, which is controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG),” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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MESOP ANALYSIS : Winners of the Civil Wars in Iraq and Syria – Oytun Orhan, ORSAM Researcher

There were claims that 21st century would be the century of Kurds. Although it is early to confirm these claims, the year 2015 has witnessed historical developments for Iraqi and Syrian Kurds. The rhetoric and grounds for independence of the Iraqi Kurds grows stronger, while their ties with the central government are weakening. The Syrian Kurds, who are considered to be the weakest link among the Kurds, have actually established their autonomous administration, while almost attaining political status.Two developments linked to each other have made all these possible. The first is the civil war in Syria that weakened the central authority after the popular uprising, which started in March 2011. This development has strengthened the decentralized factions in the country. Kurds and PYD were the most prepared factions in this period. The second development is the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in the protracted Syrian civil war. ISIS was able to capture vast territories and natural resources in Iraq and Syria. Kurd has benefited from the growing power of ISIS in several ways.

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MESOP: THE TRICKY OPPORTUNIST – “OUT OF QUESTION” MEANS EXACTLY A QUESTION; OFFER & GESTURE TO ASSAD

Salih Muslim, who has been accused of being an ally of the Syrian regime, said that if the Syrian army changed its mentality towards Kurds, they would cooperate with them, but such a step is currently out of the question. www.mesop.de

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