Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Quick Guide to PKK, HPG, PYD and YPG

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* The PKK is the Kurdistan Workers Party, based out of Bakur (Northern Kurdistan, inside the borders of Turkey).

* The HPG is the armed militia of the PKK.

* The PYD is the Democratic Union Party, based out of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, inside the borders of Syria). The PYD shares the ideology of the PKK.

* The YPG was the armed wing of the PYD, but it is now the militia of TEV-DEM (Movement for a Democratic Society) that the PYD proposed as the method of self-governance/democratic autonomy in Rojava.

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