According to journalist Fehim Taştekin, Ankara’s ultimate aim is to crush the Syrian Democratic Forces, its military wing the People’s Protection Units and its internal security forces Asayish, while Damascus wants to get the Kurds on its side by destroying the partnership between the United States and the Kurdish groups.
Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party faces backlash after deciding to run their own candidate in upcoming Turkish presidential elections.
Sweden can not meet all of Turkey’s demands for NATO bid, according to the Swedish prime minister, Ulf Kristersson. “Turkey both confirms that we have done what we said we would do, but they also say that they want things that we cannot or do not want to give them,” Kristersson said on Sunday during a security conference.
In Frankfurt, Filmforum Höchst, in collaboration with the AMARA Kurdish Women’s Council, will screen eight Kurdish films on various topics from politics and women to ecology.
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