Syrian Kurdish PYD’s leading figure ‘testifies to Turkish intel’

Syrian Kurdish PYD’s leading figure ‘testifies to Turkish intel’

Uğur Ergan – ANKARA
Syrian Kurdish PYD’s leading figure ‘testifies to Turkish intel’

A leading figure of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has testified to the Turkish intelligence after surrendering to Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces, according to reliable sources.

Talal Silo has provided information on the structuring of the PYD, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization for its links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and the situation in Afrin, a city in Syria that Turkey has vowed to wrestle from PYD control.

The FSA said on Nov. 15 that Silo, also a spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S. ally in Syria mainly built up from the PYD, has left the militia and reached a spot on the outskirts of Aleppo in Syria.

SİLO, PYD, Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party, Kurdish Democratic Union Party