Nada Atieh is a reporter and translator at Syria Direct. A first-generation Arab American journalist with Palestinian roots, she moved to Jordan in 2017 to learn about the myriad social, political, and economic forces and obstacles shaping the Middle East. Previously, she worked at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) and Venture magazine as a reporter and editor.
The PKK is part of an umbrella political organization known as the KCK, which is represented by a number of political parties in Greater Kurdistan. In Syria, it is represented by the PYD/YPG, and its connection is not merely limited to ideology but organizational structure as well.