Bünyamin Keskin

Bünyamin Keskin

PYD s New Shadow Leaders Shahoz Hasan and Aisha Heso

PYD’s New Shadow Leaders: Shahoz Hasan and Aisha Heso

November 5, 2017
There are only rumors about the new duties of the out-going chairs Salih Muslim and Asya Abdullah, who have transferred their duties to Shahoz Hasan and Aisha Heso. It is considered highly likely that both figures will be appointed to future roles on an international level.
PKK s Syria Branch PYD A Violent Non-State Actor and

PKK’s Syria Branch PYD: A Violent Non-State Actor and its Controversial Legitimacy

April 18, 2016
Founded by the PKK terrorist organization in 2003, PYD developed into a critical actor in Syria after 2011. Currently led by Salih Muslim and Asya Abdullah, the organisation has adopted an official ideology chiefly driven by radical leftist discourse; moreover, it advocates the political vision of Abdullah Öcalan, a leading figure of the PKK and an arrestee in Turkey since 1999.