Over the past few months, combined forces of the YPG (People’s Protection Units) and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) have captured approximately half of Nusaybin city which neighbours the Syrian border city of Qamishli.

Currently, most clashes are centered at around the Newroz square and traffic supervision center. Meanwhile, skirmishes continue at the Government Office, the main police HQ, the local hospital and the city’s town hall where many Turkish soldiers have been deployed as to counter Kurdish militants.

While the PKK is yet to capture any Turkish city entirely, they have captured several districts inside the Turkish towns of Diyarbakır, Şırnak, Yüksekova and the aforementioned Nusaybin.

Nevertheless, much of PKK stays active underground, ready to strike the Turkish Army at any given time if given the order by their commanders. Also, with the backing of the Iraqi Peshmerga and Syrian YPG/SDF, they have easy access to weapons and ammunitions if needed.

For decades, the PKK has maintained a stubborn presence in the southeastern areas of Turkey and despite increasing crackdowns by the Turkish military, this Kurdish separatist group is yet to be defeated.

Since the Turkish-PKK peace deal was broken back in July of 2015, protests and firefights have been on the rise all across the country as the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has ordered his army to crush any rebellion efforts by the PKK; a group which he labels as terrorist.

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Kevin Yee Jaboneta
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Kevin Yee Jaboneta

Earth is not an empire for Christ sake…

Izat Charkatli
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Izat Charkatli

Holy f**k Chris, this is worrisome. Very worrisome. The Turks are waiting for the chance to invade.

Chris Tchaikovsky
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Chris Tchaikovsky

It’s not up to them to invade. They can repell as much as needed on the other hand but invasion has been ruled out a long time ago. Clearly they are doing this with full Russian consent but strategically I would have suggested they closed the borders beforehand but who knows what they have in mind or even if the kurds know what they have in mind.

Izat Charkatli
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Izat Charkatli

they went full retard when they downed the Russian plane and they would go full retard again if they invade Syria. They were honestly stupid to keep shelling Kurdish positions without expecting retaliation.

Chris Tchaikovsky
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Chris Tchaikovsky

Nothing can reverse Russo-Kurdish wrath now, but I am more interested as to what’s in store for a mediated deal that both respects Syrian sovereignty and Kurdish “integrity”

Izat Charkatli
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Izat Charkatli

decentralized Syria and at worse, provincial federalism

Chris Tchaikovsky
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Chris Tchaikovsky

Federated Belgium shows how their system is too weak of forming a cohesive force against Islamist elements so I hope not.

Izat Charkatli
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Izat Charkatli

Me neither

Alan Kurdistani
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Alan Kurdistani

Nice work my brothers take back as much Kurdish stolen lands from turds

The Collapse
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The Collapse

. It would take extraordinary evidence to believe that YPG is active in Turkey. Please retract

Falconet
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Falconet

Or that Iraqi Kurdistan is supporting the PKK….

Unknown
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Yeah. Barzani is no enemy to Erdogan in reality. Ocalan on the other hand is.

Karl Hungus ✌
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Karl Hungus ✌

For accuracy purposes. https://t.co/30Ts6bs9sm

Sarah Sa
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Sarah Sa

Warum liest man davon hier nichts

Kaleidoskop
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Kaleidoskop

Jetzt wirs interessant

agitpapa
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agitpapa

Kurdish resistance in Nusyabin is v effective but it’s YPS, not PKK or YPG.

Eullllllll
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Eullllllll

LOL YPG storming Nusaybeen with iraqui peshmerga help? You are either a lier or an idiot. I don’t get your aim.————————————————————-

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Peshmerga likely don’t do nothing. It’s PKK that’s fighting Ankara.

Eren Gursen
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Eren Gursen

This is some 50,60 patriot Kurdish guys try to make city war .Army has gained full control over %95 percent of all region.

Eren Gursen
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Eren Gursen

PKK is not capable of holding cities,so they prefer to conduct guerilla https://t.co/rB6y8UvPXq is still superior in region.

Eren Gursen
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Eren Gursen

but it doesnt mean that Kurdish people there love army.I just want to share facts.That is maybe sad maybe good but true

Imperial
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Imperial

wait a big assault by turkish army and ypigs crying “turkish army massacre civilians”

Harun Guenes
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Harun Guenes

Träumen hat auch Grenzen

Mardinli Azad
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Mardinli Azad

Ja genau wir erdogan mit seine Pläne

Rawand
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Rawand

cc @4rj1n @r3sho @agirecudi lol :DD

Aydın Selcen
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Aydın Selcen

@MStephensGulf ???

benny
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benny

What a joke of an article. absolutely rubbish.