Kurds demand EU to get tougher with Turkey, or face IS
The President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council Ilham Ahmed, poses for a portrait in central London, Britain, November 8, 2019. "Our people are being killed by European weapons," she said.Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia as a terrorist organization because of its links to Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey. They have never obtained a permanent nation state.Ahmed also said the West should investigate Turkey's alleged use of chemical weapons against the Kurds. "EU-candidate Turkey is not the same Turkey you think you know - it is now a radical Islamist state and you, Europe, should understand that," Ahmed said, adding that the EU should cut off accession talks with Turkey and scrap any trade deals. "Turkey needs to be afraid and it is not right now," Ahmed said, adding that top-level IS militants had found refuge in Turkish-controlled areas of northern Syria.