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5. is a crucial ally in the American-led coalition battling ISIS and controls long stretches of Syrian territory along the Turkish border But even though both Turkey and the US designate its ally the PKK as a terrorist organization the US now treats the PYD as a separate entity although the group has close ties to the Kurdish political movement as a whole which represents a people spread across Syria Turkey Iran and Iraq The PYD’s divisive role in the complex array of groups with a stake in the Syrian conflict can be seen in the peace negotiations in Geneva which the United Nations is currently attempting to restart The PYD was not invited to participate in the negotiations due to objections by Turkey and the announcement of a federation could be its attempt to carve out a larger role in the political situation in Syria Read more: Peace in Syria Requires National Unity "Because theyre not at the Geneva negotiations because of the Turkish veto they are just doing what they do which is setting facts on the ground and forcing the international community to deal with them one way or the other" said Aaron Stein a senior resident fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington "They say We are a powerful fighting force inside Syria We are a member of the anti-ISIS coalition and we want a seat at the table And when theyre denied a seat at the table they decide to push things forward" he said The Kurdish plan has already achieved the unlikely feat of uniting Assad and his opponents against the federation Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem representing Assads government told the Associated Press "As a Syrian citizen I say we reject talks about a federal Syria" Syrian opposition officials have also voiced skepticism about efforts to divide Syria or establish a federal system The Faces of Syria’s Child Refugees Aya Bandar 6 from Hama in March 2016 Muhammed Muheisen—AP Ahmad Zughayar 6 from Deir el-Zour "I remember the sound of bombings on homes in Deir el-Zour" says Zughayar Muhammed Muheisen—AP Rakan Raslan 11 from Hama “I used to go to the school back in Hama” Raslan said “I used to have friends there Our home was destroyed in the war and we had to flee to Jordan” Rakan said that without an education his future is in doubt “The best I can become is a driver” he said Muhammed Muheisen—AP Mariam Aloush 8 from Homs "I remember our home in Syria and my school there I just want to go back" says Aloush Muhammed Muheisen—AP Zahra al-Jassim 10 from Hama "I dream of going back to Syria to see my friends Raghd Halima and Najwa" says al-Jassim Muhammed Muheisen—AP Hammad Khadir 3 from Hassakeh Muhammed Muheisen—AP Yasmeen Mohammed 11 from Eastern Ghouta “All I want is to go back to my school in Syria and see my friends” says Mohammed Muhammed Muheisen—AP Hanan Khalid 7 from Hassakeh Muhammed Muheisen—AP Zahra Mahmoud 5 from Deir el-Zour Muhammed Muheisen—AP Amna Zughayar 9 from Deir el-Zour Muhammed Muheisen—AP 1 of 10 Advertisement But the most explosive response could come from the government of Turkey which has recently intensified its decades-long campaign against the PKK both in Turkey and in Iraq and Syria The government blamed the PKK for a bombing in its capital Ankara on Sunday that killed at least 37 people and launched yet more airstrikes in Iraq on Monday A Turkish foreign ministry official told the newspaper Hurriyet on Wednesday "Unilateral acts cannot have any validity" The move can be seen as another indication of rising Kurdish confidence in spite of the violence engulfing much of the region The emergence of the Kurdish enclave in Syria has energized the broader Kurdish political movement across the border in Turkey and has prompted some Kurds from Turkey to join what they see as a fight for part of an independent Kurdish homeland "What we have now obviously are political leaders whether its in different parts of Kurdistan in many cases who are looking at the realities on the ground and trying to shape the outcomes that are most realistic and most favorable for Kurds at this very moment" said Gala Riani the director of analysis at the Middle East and North Africa division of Control Risks in London "I think ultimately theyre moving with the regional changes that are happening and looking for ways to cement their position as things evolve" Contact us at [email protected]’s a name that you should remember: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the commander of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) whose fighters now control large swaths of Iraq There are few photos of al-Baghdadi and even fewer details about his life are well-known But as Iraq is engulfed by conflict and the country’s second largest city fell to Sunni extremists the influence of Islamic terrorism’s newest star is set to grow TIME’s International Editor Bobby Ghosh explains the danger behind al-Baghdadi’s rise to power and what that means for both Europe and the United States Contact us at [email protected] Snap shares tumbled as low as $11.

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