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Turkey launched Eagle Claw military operation in Iraq

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Turkish President Recep Erdogan in the "best" traditions of Sultan Suleiman (Magnificent) opened another front of the hostilities of the Turkish army. It became known that Turkey began a military operation in northern Iraq. The operation received the loud name “Eagle Claw” and is directed against representatives of the Kurdistan Workers Party, as reported by the press service of the Turkish Ministry of Defense.


Turkish Air Force planes and drones attacked PKK positions in the mountainous regions of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said the operation was “defensive in nature” and directed against “terrorist shelters, warehouses and caches.” Recall that in Ankara, the Kurdistan Workers Party is recognized as a terrorist organization.

Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey:

Our aviation destroys the den of terrorists. The operation was a response to the increasing attempts by militants to attack border points and police stations. The actions of terrorists threaten the security of Turkish citizens. Additional operations are carried out in Sinkar, Karachak, Avasin Basyan, Kandil, Hakurka, used by terrorists as their base.

Hulusi Akar took control of the Eagle Claw operation. The operation is being monitored by the Chief of the Turkish General Staff, Yashar Guler, the commander of the ground forces, Yumit Dundar, the commander of the Air Force, Hassan Kyuchukkayuz, the commander of the Navy, Adnan Ozbal. This suggests that the operation may not be limited to air strikes alone.

Recall that the Turkish military at the moment also operates in Libya and the Syrian Arab Republic.

Iraqi media write that the Turkish military operation was not coordinated with official Baghdad.
Photos used:
Twitter / Turkish Ministry of Defense
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 15 June 2020 06: 17 New
    -2
    Correctly. Why not “quietly” solve your selfish questions? The whole region is unstable and flaming - a hotbed more, a hotspot less ...
    1. Falcond
      Falcond 15 June 2020 06: 21 New
      +9
      Why selfish? These are their old opponents ... for them they are separatists ...
      1. halpat
        halpat 15 June 2020 06: 44 New
        +4
        Quote: FalconD
        Why selfish? These are their old opponents ... for them they are separatists ...

        because the sultan fears for his own skin.
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 15 June 2020 07: 08 New
          +1
          The Sultan, inspired by success in Libya, drove the bay. No matter how I drove.
          1. venik
            venik 15 June 2020 07: 36 New
            +7
            Quote: Mitroha
            The Sultan, inspired by success in Libya, drove the bay. No matter how I drove.

            =========
            good Ostap ... Sorry - Sultana incurred! Oh well! Let's wait, sir! As historical experience shows - a war on several fronts at once - usually doesn’t end in good — if not all at once, then at least someone “heaps” it! drinks
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 16 June 2020 00: 08 New
              +1
              Yeah. Sultan waved the baton of war recently.
              Do you like to fight?
              This always ends badly.
          2. knn54
            knn54 15 June 2020 08: 03 New
            0
            It’s bad to see the affairs of the Turkish puppet Kurd Barzani.
            And in Idlib barmaley and enough for Iraq.
          3. Fantazer911
            Fantazer911 15 June 2020 18: 18 New
            +1
            You can’t sit on three chairs at the same time, the navel from such greed can and tear!
        2. Falcond
          Falcond 15 June 2020 11: 12 New
          +3
          That's right! And which sultan in the world does not fear for his own skin?
      2. Alex Justice
        Alex Justice 15 June 2020 10: 13 New
        +1
        But this is aggression. And if everyone starts bombing those who are objectionable in other countries?
    2. Far B
      Far B 15 June 2020 06: 32 New
      +5
      So then, I remember, one exceptional nation, the Eagle Claw operation, has already carried out. If sclerosis does not change, exactly forty years ago. The operation ended in a deafening zilch. As if Erdogan didn’t have to run through the same rake - whatever you call a yacht, it will sail. There are too many foci at the Sultan, and even in the Turetschina itself it is not a fact that everything has completely calmed down.
      1. halpat
        halpat 15 June 2020 06: 56 New
        +5
        So then, I remember, one exceptional nation, the Eagle Claw operation has already carried out

        Why are you shy? straight like Lavrov wink

        The Americans were robust then their nose was fermented, and absolutely independently. From the side of Iran, there were not even losses.
        But the movie “Commando” they did perfectly, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, about the same years. The whole world watched this blockbuster, gagging, hanging ears and marveling at the coolness of American warriors.
      2. raki-uzo
        raki-uzo 15 June 2020 08: 38 New
        +9
        The name is incorrectly translated into Russian.
        Pençe-Kartal Operasyonu / Operation Claw-Eagle: Apparently 2 relatively large groups of Turkish armed forces are involved which are called "eagle and claw."
        Or they renamed the Air Force (eagle) and the Ground Forces (claw) in this operation.
        An eagle claw would be - Kartal Pençesi.
    3. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 15 June 2020 06: 33 New
      +3
      The meeting between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu with Turkish colleagues will not take place on June 14, a new date will be agreed later. This was reported in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
    4. Lexus
      Lexus 15 June 2020 06: 38 New
      +1
      Recep Tayyip is far from Suleiman. For all that, the situation that is developing for him so far is good, he may break in one place. It’s not worth it to open the visor to the North, because even the Magnificent has lost many Janissors aimlessly, and he was sent to hell with his demand to recognize the supremacy of the Shining Port.
    5. Civil
      Civil 15 June 2020 07: 12 New
      -3
      Osman beats the Kurdish while the hegemons are busy, low-ranking people pinch the ground)
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 15 June 2020 07: 21 New
        -1
        Turkey launched Eagle Claw military operation in Iraq

        For all "theaters of war"enough claws enough?

        In the SAR, the "claw got stuck" in Libya, now Iraq ...
        1. Grits
          Grits 15 June 2020 16: 28 New
          +2
          Quote: Insurgent
          In the SAR, the "claw got stuck" in Libya, now Iraq ...

          Actually, if you look, then they all very good at it. In Syria, they took all of Idlib to themselves. They caught up with equipment and troops that Assad did not have enough strength to pick him up from there. In Libya, he field marshal will soon drive to Benghazi. In Iraq, he constantly with impunity and quite successfully bombed the north of the country.
    6. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 15 June 2020 11: 10 New
      +2
      Is this the reason why Lavrov and Shoigu’s trip to Turkey has been postponed?
    7. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 15 June 2020 21: 10 New
      -1
      But will the navel of the Janissaries not get loose? Syria, Libya, now Iraq. And next to Greece - sworn friend, would not tear))))
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 15 June 2020 06: 18 New
    +5
    Well, that's it, Erdogan suffered. The navel can unleash, fight everywhere and immediately. However, the ghost of the Ottoman Empire, which was paid tribute to many countries, haunts the new Turkish Sultan.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 15 June 2020 06: 24 New
      -1
      Yes, on three fronts at the same time no country has ever fought ... well, except perhaps for Soviet Russia in 1918.
      Erdogan is seriously at risk of getting bogged down by war in all directions.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 15 June 2020 06: 51 New
        0
        Quote: The same Lech
        on three fronts

        Syria, Libya, Iraq! Swung wide! Maybe burst, where is the thread ....
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 15 June 2020 08: 16 New
          +2
          Specifically, a point can tear.
      2. hydrox
        hydrox 15 June 2020 06: 59 New
        0
        Before he escaped to the attack, he would have to calm his civilians - somehow restlessly in Turetchin ...
      3. saigon
        saigon 15 June 2020 07: 01 New
        0
        You are mistaken, fought, Hitler Germany and it ended very badly for her.
        Well, if you consider that the Janissaries of Erdogan is clearly not a Wehrmacht, then everything is interesting in general.
    2. spectr
      spectr 15 June 2020 10: 23 New
      +1
      The navel can unleash, fight everywhere and immediately.

      Unlikely. Seriously, he climbed into Syria. And Iraq and Libya have a limited use of the military contingent (mainly aviation). Judging by official data (a drop in GDP and gold and foreign exchange reserves) of two years, he can "calmly play the war game." And then, according to the results, a year on thinking what to do next (just in 2023 new elections should be held).
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 June 2020 06: 21 New
    -2
    Turkey launched the Eagle Claw military operation
    Eagles in the photo, claws clenched so as not to jinx it? recourse Confident in yourself .... repeatWell, well. crying
  4. evgen1221
    evgen1221 15 June 2020 06: 23 New
    +2
    It seems that the amers have adopted the method with the use of weapons and expiring shelf life.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 June 2020 06: 29 New
    +5
    opened another front of the hostilities of the Turkish army.
    Something sharply sits on the twine, as if something had not cracked. As the Russian proverb says, our gunshot ripened everywhere. Yesterday Lavrov and Shoigu met with their Turkish counterparts, probably the Turks were not up to it, because The Eagle Claw was powered. Let's look at how much the “Sultan” will have to conduct military operations at three points simultaneously.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 15 June 2020 06: 43 New
    +4
    Turkey launched Eagle Claw military operation in Iraq

    And sho such unexpected ???
    The Sultan is now winged and will launch "his birds" everywhere, wherever there is air defense ... but there is no normal there, consider nowhere ....
    Underestimating, reevaluating the enemy, has not brought anyone benefit yet ... only in different ways.
  7. artifact
    artifact 15 June 2020 06: 47 New
    +3
    Is it not Iraq, Syria, Libya, the Sultan has scattered his networks!?
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 15 June 2020 06: 51 New
      -1
      Iraq, Syria, Libya, has the Sultan scattered his networks too much !?

      Great Turkey from sea to sea ... and what a beautiful sound ... again to collect all the land in the Turkish Port ... ah sweet dreams ... dreams.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 15 June 2020 11: 26 New
        +2
        Quote: The same Lech
        Great Turkey from sea to sea ... and what a beautiful sound ... again to collect all the land in the Turkish Port ... ah sweet dreams ... dreams.

    2. DEVIL LIFE`S
      DEVIL LIFE`S 15 June 2020 08: 40 New
      +2
      As long as there is a sponsor in the person of Qatar, Turkey will have funds for war.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 15 June 2020 08: 52 New
        0
        Quote: DEVIL LIFE`S
        As long as there is a sponsor in the person of Qatar, Turkey will have funds for war.

        No matter how generously sponsored the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, France and Great Britain, they could not wage war on their own with a powerful adversary.
        It is clear that the Kurds are not a powerful force, but Turkey is not the Ottoman Empire, and it also fairly dispersed its forces, clutching at once for everything ...
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 15 June 2020 06: 59 New
    +6
    Well, that's right, shelters, warehouses and caches attack the Turks, and that only remains to be done how to conduct defensive actions. To what senility do not get politics, just to justify their moronic actions to expand their influence.
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 15 June 2020 07: 58 New
      +1
      ,, warehouses, caches and shelters, they are ... everything ,, attack and attack ,,)
  9. Tatyana Sementsova
    Tatyana Sementsova 15 June 2020 07: 13 New
    +9
    Just like that, he took and started bombing a foreign country calling it his own threat ..... In the process, Russia should then destroy all military bases along the perimeter of its borders, since NATO missiles, including those with nuclear weapons, are aimed at it and carry a clear threat .... It turns out so what
    1. Vasya Zyuzkin
      Vasya Zyuzkin 15 June 2020 07: 19 New
      +1
      Sure! They have been practicing this for a long time on BV. So, the club of hooligan fans in the territory of neighboring states arrived.
  10. antivirus
    antivirus 15 June 2020 07: 38 New
    -1
    the Sultan will not reach Afghanistan. -Amerts will not allow
  11. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 15 June 2020 07: 56 New
    +3
    Let him fight, with everyone and everywhere. And we stand next to it. Admire ...
  12. nobody111body
    nobody111body 15 June 2020 08: 09 New
    -4
    Netanyahu’s failure to hang Assad with Erdogan’s hands, now for this the Turks must pay the bodies of their soldiers; Well, no one has crossed the Turkish border yet, but in vain it’s time already; Greeks from the West; Armenians from the East; Syrians and Kurds from the South; and Libyans
  13. Alex russia
    Alex russia 15 June 2020 08: 25 New
    -4
    Well done Putya, a brilliant strategy of all kinds of support for a country that has been at war with you all his life, moreover, even now it does not even hide its priorities diametrically opposed to the priorities of Russia
  14. Comrade Michael
    Comrade Michael 15 June 2020 08: 37 New
    0
    The Turks calmly resolve all their issues ... And they also build ships for Kamchatka for import substitutes ..... https: //kam24.ru/news/main/20200615/74996.html .... And we are banging, resentful, complaining and ... sitting on the sidelines.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 15 June 2020 12: 12 New
      +3
      That's it. Turks behave like a power. Defend their citizens, their interests, fraternal peoples. Open to the whole world, to cooperation in all sectors. Compete with the West in some areas, cooperate in others.
  15. DEVIL LIFE`S
    DEVIL LIFE`S 15 June 2020 08: 38 New
    0
    These actions will continue until the first major defeat.
  16. Vlad Malkin
    Vlad Malkin 15 June 2020 08: 46 New
    +1
    But aren't there too many fronts at the Sultan?
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 15 June 2020 08: 51 New
    +2
    How will the Iraqi authorities react to this?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 15 June 2020 12: 07 New
      0
      Officially condemned, unofficially supported. These territories are not under their control. They still have to solve the problem of the Kurds themselves.
    2. Nikanet
      Nikanet 15 June 2020 13: 53 New
      +1
      The operation is carried out with an agreement with the Iraqi side.
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 15 June 2020 19: 52 New
        0
        Well, even more so. Kurds are a little sorry of course.
        1. Nikanet
          Nikanet 15 June 2020 20: 25 New
          -1
          Almost a quarter of the Turkish army consists of Kurds. In Turkey, the Kurds live very freely. There are a lot of them in leading posts, in the army, in the police, in the education and justice system. PKK education created by the enemies of Turkey and the number of Kurds in it is not more than half. There are a lot of people from the post-Soviet space, leaders are mainly Armenians, Arabs and Kurds. At one time, PKK members very often attacked teachers, students, police, military, engineers, in a word the target was the elite. Now Turkey has almost squeezed this evil out of the country. The attacks almost stopped. From Russia (and not only), many people go to Turkey on vacation, because I would not want a bomb to explode under the windows of the hotel, would you?
  18. iouris
    iouris 15 June 2020 11: 45 New
    -1
    Operation "Filling the vacuum." Heated bodies expand, while cold bodies get colder.
  19. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 15 June 2020 12: 02 New
    0
    Why wait for the enemy to gain strength and become dangerous? It is necessary to prevent problems, and not to deal with their consequences. This is how Israel behaves, now Turkey. It seems to be called protecting the interests of the state and citizens. Have you heard about terrorist bombings in Turkey? Syria and Iraq are the border with Turkey, and not at a distance of 2475 km. Libya will pay for all the services of Turkey with a full, do not hesitate.
    1. iouris
      iouris 15 June 2020 18: 02 New
      -1
      Quote: Grazdanin
      Why wait for the enemy to gain strength and become dangerous?

      Late to flap your wings. In each municipality, a market economy began with a local systemically important vegetable and clothing market, where Turkish goods were sold. All municipal leaders fed around for a very long time. Then the construction and construction of capitalism with the hiring of highly skilled Turkish workers and engineers. Then the export of capital to Turkey on vacation with the climb of the inhabitants of Moscow slums in debt. Result: “We love Russians very much, but completely disrespect” (Turkish citizen).
  20. Gorecc
    Gorecc 15 June 2020 12: 17 New
    +1
    how many years Turkey has been conducting similar operations against the RPK in the border areas with Syria and Iraq, a routine ... which is why the local commentators got excited not completely clear)
  21. Nikanet
    Nikanet 15 June 2020 13: 38 New
    -1
    [/ quote] Turkish President Recep Erdogan in the "best" traditions of Sultan Suleiman (Magnificent) opened another front of the Turkish army. [quote]

    Bile and rushing!
    Firstly, for several years Turkey has been bombing hiding places and the location of terrorists in the Iraqi mountains.
    Secondly, the head of MIT, Hakan Fidan, was in Iraq the day before the operation and received the approval of the Iraqi authorities for the operation.
    Why denigrate Turkey’s actions? Russia has been bombing Idlib for several years, or is it possible for you and the Turks not?
  22. Nikanet
    Nikanet 15 June 2020 13: 40 New
    +2
    Quote: Halpat
    Quote: FalconD
    Why selfish? These are their old opponents ... for them they are separatists ...

    because the sultan fears for his own skin.

    Well, yes, he doesn’t leave the bunker for months wink Sultan laughing
  23. senima56
    senima56 15 June 2020 15: 00 New
    -1
    Something the Turks dispersed: in Syria, and in Libya, and here they are fighting in Iraq ... These guys are “borzoi” until they get together! Would give them "on the teeth"! No matter where: in Syria, in Libya or in Iraq! negative
    1. Grits
      Grits 15 June 2020 16: 38 New
      -2
      Quote: senima56
      These guys "greyhound" until they get it right!

      It’s interesting, but from whom will they get the money? Are there any candidates?
  24. KURT330
    KURT330 15 June 2020 15: 09 New
    0
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    Turkey launched the Eagle Claw military operation
    Eagles in the photo, claws clenched so as not to jinx it? recourse Confident in yourself .... repeatWell, well. crying

    Well, if claws are interested ...
    1. KURT330
      KURT330 15 June 2020 15: 12 New
      +1
      Well, purely for fun))
  25. makasan34
    makasan34 15 June 2020 20: 41 New
    0
    Quote: venik
    Quote: Mitroha
    The Sultan, inspired by success in Libya, drove the bay. No matter how I drove.

    =========
    good Ostap ... Sorry - Sultana incurred! Oh well! Let's wait, sir! As historical experience shows - a war on several fronts at once - usually doesn’t end in good — if not all at once, then at least someone “heaps” it! drinks

    Yes, yes, I agree, as they say, you’ll chase two Kurds, and you’ll get both
  26. APAHAKC
    APAHAKC 16 June 2020 07: 56 New
    0
    turkey coast beguiled! later she will have to endure for such acts, and even with Greece they’re climbing into a bottle, they planned to get oil on their shelf, to get as if everything spills around itself. where is the UN ?!