A YPG leader in a piece for FP says he is proud to have a photo of Ocalan on his desk, and how Ocalan's views are how Rojava is governed and how he don't deny that the PKK like the YPG also traces its way of thinking to Ocalan. Saying, still, the PKK performs Ocalan's teaching differently & the YPG don't allow the PKK to use Rojava against Turkey stating the YPG can share a founding philosophical father w/ the PKK w/o being the same org as them.

Map. History of Syria conflict

26 May 2017