Kurdish group YPG closes Prague office in face of indifference

12-12-2016

The Kurdish group People’s Protection Units, or YPG, have closed an office they set up in Prague in the spring of this year, Právo reported on Monday. The organisation failed in their bid to establish ties with Czech politicians and win support for recognition of the Kurds as a nation, the newspaper said. A Czech political scientist said Prague regarded the Syria-based YPG as being connected to Kurdish groups the PYD and PKK, which the EU and US have dubbed terrorist organisations.