PYD takes order from Kandil: Turkish intelligence
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
A member of the Free Syrian Army waits as gunfire is heard between them and the armed Kurds of The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, November 25, 2012. REUTERS photoTurkey is still uncomfortable with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of Syria as evidence reportedly proving their engagement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continues to emerge.
“Our intelligence organization received information that the PYD has been taking some orders from PKK leaders in the Kandil [Mountains],” a senior Turkish diplomat told Hürriyet Daily News.
The views of Turkish and Syrian opposition groups are not different from each other in regards to the PYD, the diplomat said.
With the escalation of clashes in Syria, Kurdish groups in the country have begun mobilizing to secure the best position in the likely post-al-Assad period.
Turkey has announced that it will take additional measures against the PKK in Syria after news broke that the group’s offshoot organization there had seized control of a number of villages along the Syria-Turkey border.