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Turkey Facing Isolation in Bid to Designate Kurdish Group as Terrorists

Turkey's National Security Council is increasing pressure on the Syrian Kurdish militia, the YPG, by stepping up its efforts to get the group designated internationally as a terrorist organization. But with the militia viewed by Washington and Moscow as key in the battle against the Islamic State group, Ankara could find itself alone. Turkey accuses Syria’s Democratic Union Party, the PYD, and its YPG militia of being an extension of the PKK, a Kurdish rebel group that Turkish...

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