Turkey is fighting PYD: Erdogan

23-1-2014 – Kurdpress – Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country is fighting Syria pro- Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as well as al- Qaeda and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Addressing a press conference after his meeting with EU officials in Belgium, Erdogan claimed parallel states and lines are trying in and out of Turkey to introduce the country as a terrorist supporter “while Turkey is fighting different group among them the PKK, al- Qaeda, the PYD and the communist group of DHKPC.”

“Introducing Turkey as a terrorist supporter is a heinous plot against our country’s benefits,” he added.The remarks came the day Syrian Kurds, and the PYD as the armed wing providing security in Kurdish regions, declared autonomous administration in the Kurdish region of Cezire and are due to complete their autonomy project by declaring it in two other regions. Analysts believe Turkey is afraid of PYD securing power in northern Syria, something which most likely inspires its own Kurdish population for seeking the same situation.