- Aug 11, 2015
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Human rights violations and anti-democratic measures have reached new heights under the PYD-controlled territories in northern Syria, according to a German research center.
“What they [PYD] regularly do is to take on offices of other Syrian Kurdish political parties. They arrest members of these parties, they are imprisoned sometimes only for a couple of days, but sometimes also for weeks or months,” said Eva Savelsberg, who is the chair of the Berlin-based European Center for Kurdish Studies.
In addition, she commented on PYD’s disputed relationship with the PKK saying that “For us there is no difference really between the PKK on the one hand and the PYD on the other; the PYD is simply the Syrian branch of the PKK.”
Turkey also considers the PYD as the Syria affiliate of the PKK which is recognised as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, the EU, and NATO.
German think-tank exposes PYD's anti-democratic practices | TRT World
USA and some NATO members are at the moment supporting the PYD in Syria with air striakes and weapon/ammunitions.