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Turkish commandos conducted an operation in northern Iraq

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Turkish Armed Forces successfully carry out Operation Tiger Claw in northern Iraq. In particular, in the Haftanin region, the Turkish military managed to eliminate nine fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).


A message about this operation appeared on the official Twitter of the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey.

It says that the destruction of the militants involved in the Turkish special forces. They carefully examine each cave in search of shelters, where representatives of Kurdish armed groups are hiding:

Our heroic commandos continue to destroy the nests of terror. Our fighters who entered each cave looked under every stone, found and neutralized another 9 PKK terrorists hiding in the area.

Operation Tiger Claw was Ankara’s response to increased shelling and attacks on Turkish army positions from northern Iraq. The decision to start it was made on June 17.

Military first aviation struck at 150 sites of the Kurdistan Workers Party. The Turkish army used F-16 aircraft, helicopters and attack drones.

Also involved in anti-aircraft missile systems and self-propelled installations "Storm".

After the air raids, special forces were sent to the points of strike for final stripping.

In Baghdad, the Turkish operation is considered a violation of the sovereignty of the country.
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  1. Crash
    Crash 28 June 2020 14: 53
    +6
    In Baghdad, the Turkish operation is considered a violation of the sovereignty of the country.

    Think? AND? Or have not counted yet? what
  2. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 28 June 2020 14: 53
    -3
    Our press would learn from the Turks to write about their soldiers.
    1. Poetry
      Poetry 28 June 2020 15: 31
      +4
      And in Hollywood, shoot a heroic movie.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 28 June 2020 15: 44
        +3
        Not even heroic, but military cinema with a normal plot and believable technique. Here is Midway or Pearl Harbor. There were few fights with the Germans in the air? The battle of Kuban, for example. Or are there few Ases?
    2. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 28 June 2020 16: 42
      +3
      But I have never seen that the Turks exaggerate what they have done. And about films, yes, in recent years they have a lot of series about historical heroes and about the modern army. I personally watch some of them, as I am Turkic-speaking and understand without dubbing. Indeed, they shoot high-quality films, educating their youth in a patriotic spirit. From historical films, "Ertugrul Dirilis-Renaissance-Ertugrul (aka Osman Bek's father)", "Vatanim Sensin-You are my Motherland" and "Soz-the Promised Word". After watching these films, the young will voluntarily go to serve without hesitation. Even without films, the Turks have a special relationship to the military, to this service.
  3. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 28 June 2020 14: 54
    0
    The Turkish military kills the fighters for freedom and democracy.
    1. alone
      alone 28 June 2020 15: 18
      +2
      Quote: Pessimist22
      kills the fighters for freedom and democracy.

      Do you know that the Syrian wing of these democracy fighters is directly supported by the United States and that it is the US troops located in Kurdish-controlled territories?
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 28 June 2020 15: 25
        +1
        Which the United States supports is their puppets, and those whom the Turks kill, these are fighters for freedom and democracy, everything is simple.
        1. alone
          alone 28 June 2020 15: 28
          +2
          Quote: Pessimist22
          Which the United States supports is their puppets, and those whom the Turks kill, these are fighters for freedom and democracy, everything is simple.

          This is one and the same organization .. And they are US puppets
          1. Pessimist22
            Pessimist22 28 June 2020 15: 52
            0
            I do not see a problem in that the Turks with the Kurds are killing each other.
      2. Junior Private
        Junior Private 28 June 2020 15: 28
        +1
        The United States feeds the Kurds with one hand and the Turks with the other, seeking to weaken them. Good old Anglo-Saxon political twists.
        1. alone
          alone 28 June 2020 15: 29
          +1
          Quote: Junior Private
          The United States feeds the Kurds with one hand and the Turks with the other, seeking to weaken them. Good old Anglo-Saxon political twists.

          Where it doesn’t smell like freedom and especially with democracy hi
      3. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 28 June 2020 15: 45
        -2
        Turks kill Kurds at any patronage. And the Kurds of the Turks
        1. alone
          alone 28 June 2020 15: 50
          +4
          Quote: Zaurbek
          Turks kill Kurds at any patronage. And the Kurds of the Turks

          Not always ... There are pro-Turkish Kurdish groups that are fighting against the PKK in Turkey .. According to your statements, not one Kurd should have remained in Turkey ... Not everything is clear
        2. Pessimist22
          Pessimist22 28 June 2020 15: 54
          +3
          And in 1915 they killed Armenians and Greeks together.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 28 June 2020 15: 58
            +1
            And malokan. What they don’t remember.
            1. Yeraz
              Yeraz 28 June 2020 16: 33
              0
              Quote: Zaurbek
              And malokan. What they don’t remember

              but there are documents and studies, burials confirmed on this subject ?? Or is there only a link to Bagdasarov’s words?))
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 28 June 2020 16: 37
                +2
                They lived there, then ceased to live. Residues in Azerbaijan and Armenia
                1. Yeraz
                  Yeraz 28 June 2020 16: 46
                  +1
                  Quote: Zaurbek
                  They lived there, then ceased to live. Residues in Azerbaijan and Armenia

                  I do not deny their residence there. But in confirmation of the words of a comrade from above, THEY KILLED Armenians and Kurds TOGETHER, wrote AND MOLOKAN.
                  Where is the confirmed data on the massacres of the Molokans ??

                  here are the remains of the Molokans in Turkey. And the remains are not as a result of destruction, but because people left. As in Armenia and Azerbaijan as a result of the war, economic reasons.
                  This is what distinguished the Molokan, that they quickly poured into the Muslim environment and the interaction with them was excellent, unlike the Armenians and others who had high conceit about themselves.
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 28 June 2020 17: 47
                    +1
                    Greeks and Armenians were killed for sure. Genocide is recognized.
                    1. Nikanet
                      Nikanet 28 June 2020 23: 45
                      +1
                      About malokan already changed his mind? laughing
                      And the Greeks and Armenians got what they deserved. When the Turks fought in WWI on the fronts, these same Greeks and Armenians living in the territory of the OI robbed and killed the defenseless population. And by the way, from which backs?
                2. Oquzyurd
                  Oquzyurd 28 June 2020 16: 58
                  +2
                  "Remains in Azerbaijan" Why distort the truth. What are the remnants? Molokans came to Azerbaijan from Russia, or rather they were sent.
                  Molokans are followers of one of the movements of spiritual Christianity.

                  In the Russian Empire, they were referred to as “especially harmful heresies” and were persecuted by the first who began the mass eviction of the Molokans, was Catherine II.
                  Under Nicholas I, the Molokans began to be evicted further - in Transcaucasia.
                  The first Molokans appeared in Azerbaijan in 1834 in the village of Altyagach, then other settlements began to appear, including the famous Ivanovka throughout the country.
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 28 June 2020 17: 45
                    +1
                    And how did they get to Turkey? And Azerbaijan used to enter Russia before.?
                    1. Oquzyurd
                      Oquzyurd 28 June 2020 17: 58
                      0
                      "And where did Azerbaijan enter before Russia?" Iran, or the Persian Empire, as you call it.
                      1. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 28 June 2020 18: 01
                        0
                        And when did the Turks of the Persians win?
                      2. tekinoral
                        tekinoral 28 June 2020 18: 50
                        0
                        Quote: Zaurbek
                        And when did the Turks of the Persians win?

                        Teach and study, the Turks ruled Persia itself!
                      3. Nikanet
                        Nikanet 28 June 2020 23: 58
                        +1
                        There is no such state as Persia. She was 14 centuries ago. Over the past 1500 years, the Persians ruled the country for 30 years.
                      4. Oquzyurd
                        Oquzyurd 29 June 2020 13: 29
                        -1
                        Indeed, the country now called Iran was ruled by the Türks in the main-overwhelming time in the well-known history. The rule of the Qajar Turks ended in 1925, the Pahlavids Persians seized power until 1979. After the mall regime ...
            2. tekinoral
              tekinoral 28 June 2020 18: 15
              -3
              Zaurbek, aksakal pluses pluses, by the way did you help the site? Sent money?
              1. parkello
                parkello 28 June 2020 18: 52
                0
                At least he speaks as it is and does not make jokes. Why am I personally an eyewitness and once, and you have three stripes on your sleeve, but not a single asterisk, three years and there are not even petty officers' stripes on your shoulder straps? wow .. "Respect" himself dropped in to us .. me viho sprotis bank simon) talk to us here for money, Metin ...
                1. tekinoral
                  tekinoral 28 June 2020 19: 00
                  -1
                  Quote: parkello
                  Metin.

                  And you are his lawyer? How do you know that he is telling the truth? "Do you know Turkey well?
                  1. parkello
                    parkello 28 June 2020 19: 05
                    0
                    I know, yes .. I’ve been there several times .. I traveled to Tbilisi through Turkey .. Samsund Rize ... and the truth here is not only me, many more .. and I'm not a lawyer. But I can get off if that is)) I won’t turn it on ... I know Zaur ...
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            3. Nikanet
              Nikanet 29 June 2020 00: 03
              +2
              And how did the evil Turks not roast you there ?! sad
            4. parkello
              parkello 13 August 2020 11: 40
              0
              I speak Turkic ... there are no evil people. actions that they may regret doing everything .. and how well I know Turkey ... I go there more often than in Athens .. on the Lantern in Constantinople. and the word Istanbul comes from the Greek istin poly (in the city), the Greeks simply called it a city .. just not everyone knew the dialects they spoke at that time and they heard istanbol .. that's the whole story.
  4. tekinoral
    tekinoral 28 June 2020 18: 48
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    They lived there, then ceased to live.

    Wow, a connoisseur of Turkey aksakal!
  5. parkello
    parkello 28 June 2020 19: 02
    0
    you will not believe Zaur .. but we, the very remnants, not only live, but sometimes even respond to comments) laughing yes. we don’t live in Turkey anymore, all the Armenians returned to Greece. the Armenians are also with us, can’t you leave them? many others. Gagavuza, Molokans, Saracatzans, and other nations .. Greek Malaysians, Jews and Copts .. and Armenians and Syrians., all except the Kurds. Kurds have recently taken up.
    1. tekinoral
      tekinoral 28 June 2020 22: 00
      +1
      When was the last time parkello in Greece? But before the pandemic, you know what I’ll say in the east and north of Greece, many speak Turkish wink
      1. KURT330
        KURT330 29 June 2020 09: 31
        -1
        Soon all Greece will speak Turkish wink
      2. parkello
        parkello 13 August 2020 11: 42
        0
        I've been living here for 30 years ... milchilavek yes
  • Nikanet
    Nikanet 28 June 2020 23: 52
    +1
    Yes, he would just blurt out something against the Turks.
  • tekinoral
    tekinoral 28 June 2020 18: 44
    0
    Aksakal, as you can see, Turks don’t buy materials from you wink
  • Nikanet
    Nikanet 28 June 2020 23: 47
    +2
    And what about the fighters for freedom and democracy in Russia?
  • Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 28 June 2020 15: 20
    +2
    Well, nevermind yourself, Erdogan broke up!
  • APASUS
    APASUS 28 June 2020 16: 49
    +1
    Turkey can accumulate a critical mass and not survive. Too much it leads to military conflicts at the same time
    1. Yeraz
      Yeraz 28 June 2020 17: 10
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      . Too much it leads to military conflicts at the same time.

      but these military conflicts are right at its borders and not always highly intense, but often often by CTOs. These are not conflicts of the level that Turkey breaks out, but on the contrary they run in their weapons and this only suits them.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 28 June 2020 19: 45
        0
        Quote: Yeraz
        but these military conflicts are right at its borders and are not always highly intense, and in some places often are CTOs.

        Expanding a conflict into an interstate conflict is just a matter of hours. Iraq will not like the actions of Turkey on its territory and all this is enough, an interstate conflict. Even if Iraq does not control this piece of its power, but doubts about the integrity of the country can lead to war. with Egypt, there really are a lot of components, but the possibility of turning a small CTO into a war is quite large
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 28 June 2020 22: 15
          -1
          Quote: APASUS
          Even if Iraq does not control this piece

          On the other hand, they would hit the Kurds rather than ruin relations with Turkey. By all indications, Iraq coordinated this operation.
    2. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 28 June 2020 17: 23
      +2
      Turkey is a powerful and dynamic country, with a very young population. It does not depend on the price of oil and gas, a country of production and export, which works like a Swiss watch. A powerful army is numerically and in terms of professionalism and discipline, and technically equipped with at a good level. In fact, for 30 years, the partially warring army, pilots have practical experience, for land whistling of bullets and shells has long been a common thing. According to their calculations, over these long years about 2 million have served in the mountain zones of Turkey and Iraq in operations against the PKK .man, and of this number a little less than half, either in reserve or in service to this day.
  • Samara_63
    Samara_63 28 June 2020 17: 06
    +1
    The Turks Special Forces have one of the best in the world, second only to the USA, England, Israel, Italy ...
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 28 June 2020 17: 35
      +1
      "second only" Not inferior, on the contrary, every year, already 8 times in a row have been winners in the special forces competitions of NATO countries.
      1. Samara_63
        Samara_63 28 June 2020 18: 15
        0
        Well, the United States and England are unlikely to be sent from the MTR, they are classified, and the Italians have fighting swimmers for all to see, even Seals
        1. Nikanet
          Nikanet 29 June 2020 00: 10
          +2
          Turkish burgundy berets, as well as SAS and SAT are also classified.
      2. Nikanet
        Nikanet 29 June 2020 00: 09
        +3
        And so the United States canceled these competitions. They are no longer held.
  • APAHAKC
    APAHAKC 28 June 2020 19: 37
    -1
    where is the UN looking? what are they doing !!! Syria, Iraq is genocide again on a national basis! Kurd means terrorist?
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 28 June 2020 19: 54
      +2
      "Kurd means terrorist?" Of course not. But if he has a machine gun in his hands and shoots at the border outposts, passing cars, at houses, etc., how to call him? He lives in a mountain cave, from time to time makes sorties to different objects, what should he call him?
      1. APAHAKC
        APAHAKC 30 June 2020 20: 42
        0
        who!? drove them into the mountains, taking the promised land !?
        I once asked a young, simple Turk, why don't you recognize the Armenian genocide !? the answer will make you understand- "It will be necessary to give them the land!"
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd 30 June 2020 20: 59
          -2
          Apparently you are not in the topic. Armenians demand recognition of "genocide", "monetary compensation" for him, and then "land". A "simple Turk" apparently knows the three-digit wish of the Armenians and answered you briefly. Armenians need to prove their claims in court, and the court must also listen to the accused, then it will decide who is right in the dispute
          "and who !? drove them into the mountains, taking away the promised land !?" Nobody drove anyone into the mountains. They decided to destroy the country, the country did not agree with this formulation of the question, and they got angry, decided (PKK) in the mountains to "fight" with the country where they grew up, studied, ate bread and drank water. the state to the last will fight against such a phenomenon as separatism and terrorism.
          1. APAHAKC
            APAHAKC 1 July 2020 08: 28
            0
            everything is clear with your position - you are a bright representative of "Osmania", thank you for not being rude, not being rude, not swearing - as it often happens - very often in "your" arguments.
            about the Armenians, it seems to me that all you say is money, the return of land and other reparations, but everything should take place.
            and as for the evidence, you look at the map of Armenia before your aggression, and then say (I wonder where people went, yes there were a lot of them), and haven't the khachkars still crushed with bulldozers?
            there are historians of the time and their chronology.
            one must and must pay for deeds! castles do not stand on blood like sand
            1. Oquzyurd
              Oquzyurd 1 July 2020 18: 01
              -1
              "and about the evidence, you look funny at the map of Armenia before your aggression, and then say" I know the map of Armenia, recognized by the UN, about 29 thousand square kilometers. Other maps, "historical", because of nothing to do, each country can find in the archives, manuscripts, if not in the archive, then draw and insist that it was ours. Can you imagine what would happen if each country poking at the "historical" card, justifying its actions with this, begins to carry out aggression towards others? "(I wonder where the people got to - yes there were a lot of them)" Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, I emphasize, there were 1 million 350 thousand people throughout the Empire, according to archival materials dating back to 1913. During WWI, there were a lot of people killed by the Armenians, but no more than the Turks killed by them in the eastern part of Turkey ... The first figure of losses, I think real, voiced by the Armenians themselves was 90 thousand people, but then they started talking about 300 (?) thousand people, without any evidence base, then began to talk about 1,5 million people (?). Now some talk about 2 million. But at the same time, dry accusations, not presenting a single normal document, evidentiary material , indication of places of mass burial, etc. Only the purchase of parliamentarians, some political decisions of some parliaments, those to whom the Turks once crossed the road. Long topic, you can write and talk for days on this topic. the court (I am sure that they have more supporters there than the Turks), will prove that they are right, and the court will make decisions on the "genocide." The Turks have long urged them that if the court decides in favor of the Armenians, the Turks will agree with this decision.
              1. APAHAKC
                APAHAKC 1 July 2020 19: 06
                0
                it would be strange if the propaganda of any dictatorship subsided
                - they tell you well -Your story! ,
                but what about the facts of another story? ...
                -? Or do the strong write for themselves and impose on the weak, others? !!!.
                I respect the Turkish people, workers, great well done! -
                but the authorities always make nations super people .... with super history ...
                their task is ....
                you have to live peacefully with your neighbors! - this is the main criterion!
                for the time being you have been heartbreaking in half.
                1. Oquzyurd
                  Oquzyurd 1 July 2020 19: 19
                  0
                  I have already answered you, the rest will be a repetition of the main thesis, "it was, it was not."
                  1. APAHAKC
                    APAHAKC 1 July 2020 19: 21
                    0
                    that's why-live in peace
                    do not go to the neighbors - this is the golden rule
                    - everything else will lead a new osmaniye to a historically logical end
              2. APAHAKC
                APAHAKC 1 July 2020 19: 22
                0
                it was extremely pleasant to talk - goodbye!
                1. Oquzyurd
                  Oquzyurd 1 July 2020 19: 33
                  0
                  Good luck .........
      2. APAHAKC
        APAHAKC 1 July 2020 09: 03
        0
        and to conduct hostilities on the territory of other states is how? about sovereignty heard no?
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd 1 July 2020 18: 11
          -1
          "And how is it to conduct hostilities on the territory of other states?" A sovereign country must exercise control throughout its territory, own the situation, in short, must be present. But in Iraq, for decades, the central government does not control the northern borders, PKK members settled there, sending the authorities The Turks always suggest to the Iraqi authorities that they, for their part, take control of the border, so that there was IRAQ, and not the PKK in the caves. But they cannot, there is no strength and courage. In this case, the Turks have no other option, that's why they entered there and drive the PKK away from their border ..
          1. APAHAKC
            APAHAKC 1 July 2020 19: 00
            0
            This excuse is nothing more !, there is international law, with its own articles. trample them under themselves is pa any aggression!
            1. Oquzyurd
              Oquzyurd 1 July 2020 19: 12
              0
              Not an excuse. If you are shot realistically and regularly hiding behind the border, you sometimes have to go in there and drive these idiots away. There is also Article 51 of the UN Charter, which leaves the state with the right to use military force for self-defense against armed attack, etc. .d., when it comes to international law.
              1. APAHAKC
                APAHAKC 1 July 2020 19: 17
                0
                but not in the territory of another !!! sovereign state!
                re-read yourself
                and do not confuse your inner laws and desire
                re-read with 51 articles yourself!
                - no one has the right to even breathe in the "other" side without UN sanction!
                if there are people who do not suit you, then you need to talk to negotiate! power will not solve anything !!!
                1. Oquzyurd
                  Oquzyurd 1 July 2020 19: 30
                  0
                  If the "Sovereign" controls, secures the border. If there is no control of the "Sovereign" over tens of thousands of square kilometers of territories and there are thousands of terrorists settled there. They, while crossing the border, kill hundreds and hundreds of citizens of the neighboring state. In such cases, that Sitting for decades to watch this chaos. Any self-respecting state will take action, and rightly so.
          2. APAHAKC
            APAHAKC 1 July 2020 19: 19
            0
            you have to live peacefully with your neighbors! - this is the main criterion!
    2. Nikanet
      Nikanet 29 June 2020 00: 12
      +2
      Almost half of Turkey’s power structures are ethnic Kurds. Question address them.
      1. APAHAKC
        APAHAKC 1 July 2020 08: 21
        0
        as well as the Janissaries of the Slavic children ..