MESOP BACKGROUND : PYD/PKK PRE-CONDITIONS – Syrian Kurds demand recognition of Rojava federal project as condition to fight for Raqqa

28 September/Global Research – Turkey’s operation ‘Euphrates Shield’ that had originally begun as the operation to drive the Kurdish militias back to the eastern side of Euphrates River is now turning into a mission to create a ‘safe zone’ inside Syria to reinforce not only its own position in the region but also to buttress the Turkey-backed militias controlling the eastern part of Aleppo city. <>