Two photos showing militants of PYD brandishing banners of internationally recognized terrorist group PKK and its leader Abdullah Öcalan in Syria started circulating on social media late Wednesday in yet another proof for the ties between the two groups.
The PYD's ties to the PKK, recognized as a terrorist group by the U.S., Turkey, EU and many other parties, have surfaced several times since the Syrian civil war broke out, but perhaps the most striking instance was when PYD took over the bastion of Daesh terrorist group Raqqa.
While celebrating their victory, PYD terrorists lined up in front of a giant poster of Öcalan, sparking a new crisis between Turkey and the U.S., which provides great support to the group.
In a statement, U.S. Embassy in Ankara said that the terrorist group's leader does not deserve to be revered.
"The United States Government works closely with Turkey to fight terrorism and increase regional stability. The PKK is a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and Öcalan is in prison in Turkey for acts of terrorism as part of the PKK. He does not merit veneration," the embassy said in a statement.
Despite the statement's hypocrisy in light of the amount of military support the superpower provides to Öcalan's militants in Syria, PYD terrorists were quick to condemn it, in a video in which they revered their so-called "leader," who has been in prison since 1999, in a fashion no different than North Koreans who are forced to worship the Kim dynasty.
Pretty enlightening propaganda video. YPG militants worship PKK founder and leader Ocalan, in a cultish way pic.twitter.com/gR3o2nN4hB— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) October 23, 2017
The U.S.' support to the group has been a main concern for Turkey which has fought PKK terror for over 40 years. Nonetheless, the U.S. still fails to cut support to the Syrian PKK, claiming it is a short-term partnership to end Daesh terror.