Kurds at a Glance

Joseph Daher

KRG—Kurdish Regional Government in autonomous area of northern Iraq since 1992

KDP—Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Barzani family

PUK—Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Talabani family

peshmerga—fighters affiliated with the KPD and PUK

PKK—Kurdistan Workers Party, leftwing Kurdish Party in Turkey

PYD—Democratic Union Party, which is ideologically and politically affiliated with the PKK

YPG—the armed wing of the PYD

SDF—Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of fighters under the leadership of the YPG that includes Kurds, Arabs, Syrians

January-February 2018, ATC 192

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