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Erdogan: Turkey and Iran discuss joint operation against the PKK

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said at a briefing that was broadcast by Haberturk TV channel that he had discussed with the head of the Iranian Armed Forces General Staff a possible joint operation against members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) banned in Turkey.

As the RIA News, the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, Mohammad Bakeri, visited Turkey last week. It was the first military meeting at such a high level for the entire history relations between Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Erdogan: Turkey and Iran discuss joint operation against the PKK


The question of joint operations with Iran against terrorist groups is always on the agenda. Two heads of general staff (Turkey and Iran) discussed this issue, how to implement it. The implementation of the operation from a diplomatic point of view - we discussed this with the Iranian head of the General Staff. Efforts will continue as the PKK terrorists have a branch in Iran - PJAK (The Free Life Party in Kurdistan). These organizations harm both Iranians and us.
- declared Erdogan

After the renewal of armed conflict with the PKK in Turkey in July 2015, as a result of attacks by Kurdish rebels, more than 900 military and police, as well as more 300 civilians were killed. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, during this period, security forces neutralized more than 10 thousands of PKK members.
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  1. Solomon Kane
    Solomon Kane 21 August 2017 13: 57
    +6
    Bagdasarov, Semyon Arkadevich upset .... crying crying crying
    And why not be upset - his favorite Peshmerga is under attack .....
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 21 August 2017 16: 19
      +1
      Peshmerga just feuds with the PKK, for supremacy over Kurdistan
      1. Solomon Kane
        Solomon Kane 21 August 2017 16: 25
        +4
        So about this and the speech - who will be at the "cutting edge"? Barzani and KDP ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 21 August 2017 18: 33
          0
          I think Erdogan gives wishful thinking.
          What is the use of Iran to harm the Kurds?
          Yes, on the map of the distribution of Kurds they are in Iran. But "the romantics make a revolution, and the pragmatists use the fruits" (c). So if Kurdistan really appears, Turkey and Iraq will suffer. Iran and Kurdistan have nothing to conflict with.
          But the BENEFIT of Iran from Kurdistan is direct. NATO Turkey is weakening; occupied by Iraq Iraq is weakening.
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 21 August 2017 18: 16
      0
      Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey have been negotiating such negotiations for a long time. From next year, they will be closely involved.
  2. Monarchist
    Monarchist 21 August 2017 14: 16
    +1
    This is interesting news: Kurds with Turks have long-standing graters, and Iran was somehow aloof.
    Similar news in 2 or 3 is multiplied by the connection with the situation in Syria: that the song of the Barmalei is sung and the hedgehog is understandable. Syria will not be the same anymore - clearer than clear, but what will it be?
    The Kurdish militia is actively operating there, they strive to present everyone with the fact that they are strong and take them into account. Americans actively "play &" with the Kurds
    The Turks will want some kind of "green zone" along their border, the pro-Iranian forces in post-war Syria will play a significant significant role. And we CANNOT aggravate relations with either the Sultan or the Ayatala
    1. Logall
      Logall 21 August 2017 14: 28
      +14
      Quote: Monarchist
      Iran was somehow aloof.

      Since when? In Iran, as well as throughout the region, there are Kurdish settlements. And not small! And if Tehran does not destroy them, as the Turks do, it does not mean that they are satisfied with the creation of Kurdistan.
      The Persians are doing everything quietly so that they would not be accused of genocide ...
  3. newcomer
    newcomer 21 August 2017 14: 32
    +3
    Yes, it’s an interesting thing. Kurds now definitely do not envy. I wonder if they will beat all Kurds, or only the PKK?
    1. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 21 August 2017 17: 36
      +1
      Quote: newbie
      Yes, it’s an interesting thing. Kurds now definitely do not envy. I wonder if they will beat all Kurds, or only the PKK?

      Everyone needs an idea .. They are for sale, I think Russia will help in some ways too! The Kurds missed their chance again by contacting the USA .. So they need it, goodbye autonomy .. hehe
  4. FLOOD
    FLOOD 23 August 2017 16: 10
    +1
    Quote: Shurik70
    I think Erdogan gives wishful thinking.
    What is the use of Iran to harm the Kurds?
    Yes, on the map of the distribution of Kurds they are in Iran. But "the romantics make a revolution, and the pragmatists use the fruits" (c). So if Kurdistan really appears, Turkey and Iraq will suffer. Iran and Kurdistan have nothing to conflict with.
    But the BENEFIT of Iran from Kurdistan is direct. NATO Turkey is weakening; occupied by Iraq Iraq is weakening.

    My dear, you are completely unaware of this issue ..
    Just the same, Iran has huge misunderstandings with the Kurds and it just never advertised on their part.
    After the Saddam-Kurdish Turks, Iran simply kept the matter off the agenda, and now the ambitions of the Kurds for Iran are more sensual. After the Islamic Revolution, the current regime began to populate all northern territories with Kurds from vilayets, in which Persians predominated, and Azerbaijanis predominated in the northern parts. Now, besides everything, Iran has in its bosom a potential internal conflict on a national basis.