US gov’t says it believes the YPG is not affiliated with the PKK

By Rudaw 25 Febr 2016 – US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner: What we’ve said, and we’ve said this last week as well and our policy has not changed, is that we believe the YPG is not affiliated with the PKK. However, we recognize Turkey’s concerns over PKK and terrorism on the ground and its right to defend itself, but we have urged it to stop shelling over the border. We’ve also told the YPG that it should stop taking actions on the ground in and around Aleppo that, frankly, are counterproductive to the situation on the ground, to a de-escalation of the situation on the ground Read all