In 1996, Turkish journalist Fatih Altaylı interviewed Kurdistan Workers’ Party Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The full video of the interview was lost as Altayli claimed it would have ‘landed his network in hot water’, and that the mainstream Kanal D could have faced terrorism charges. A clip of the video has now resurfaced.
The Syrian Democratic Forces have released a statement alongside photographic and video evidence suggesting a connection between Turkish-backed armed groups and ISIS in the recent attack on Manbij, Syria. The evidence, released on Wednesday, shows the attackers, who initially identified themselves as tribal fighters, wearing badges associated with ISIS.
Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abdi, previously alleged that Turkey has been involved in the recent conflict in Deir ez-Zor. Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan attended a press conference on Wednesday where he appears to confirm the allegations.
In response to Sweden’s agreement with Turkey to no longer provide support to Kurdish groups in Syria, the Rojava Committees, a Swedish solidarity group, have declared their continued support for the Peoples’ Defence Units and the Women’s Defence Units.
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