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Turkish Defense Minister visits Baghdad and Erbil: Ankara assembles coalition against Kurdistan Workers' Party

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The Turkish military is going to conduct a large-scale operation against the armed detachments of the Kurdistan Workers' Party. In Ankara, the PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization and is considered one of the main troublemakers in the region. At the same time, Ankara is going to build a coalition against the PKK in order to act not alone, but with joint forces. One of the members of such a coalition in Turkey sees Iraq, on the territory of which (including) the mentioned Kurdish armed groups operate.


It became known that the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and the chief of staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Yashar Guler, went to Iraq to discuss with the authorities of this country a joint operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

The Turkish delegation in Baghdad was received by the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Iraq, with whom a possible future operation was discussed. Akar noted that "the PKK continues to pose a threat not only to Turkey, but also to Iraq itself."

Hulusi Acar:

Coordination of actions against terrorists play a key role. We remind you that the PKK is recognized as a terrorist structure not only by Turkey, but also by the United States and the European Union. Tens of thousands of people were killed by the PKK.

According to the Turkish Defense Minister, Ankara respects the territorial integrity of Iraq and offers to work together.

After meeting with the Iraqi authorities in Baghdad, the Turkish delegation of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff went to Erbil, the capital of Kurdish autonomy, which is de jure part of Iraq, but de facto managed to turn into a territory that has many attributes of an independent state.


It is important for Ankara to enlist support in its upcoming operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party not only from official Baghdad, but also from Erbil, in order to emphasize the thesis being promoted: "Turkey is fighting not against the Kurds, but against terrorists." There is no data on their results of the meeting in Erbil yet.
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Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Turkey
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 19 January 2021 06: 51
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    And who said that the Sultan is a kind old man ????
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 19 January 2021 08: 17
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      Quote: Alien From
      And who said that the Sultan is a kind old man ????

      And what does he have to do with it? Check out Aldridge Mountains and Weapons. And 70 years ago the Turks bombed and burned Kurds with napalm in Iran and Iraq. request
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 January 2021 07: 03
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    "Turkey is not at war with Kurds, but with terrorists"
    For the Kurds receiving support from the United States, such a slogan may work. It is doubtful that today's Iraq can provide effective assistance to Turkey in the fight against the PKK. Rather, they want to put together a coalition for political reasons and further legitimization of punitive operations not only directly against the PKK, but also the Kurds supporting this party.
    1. Semenov
      Semenov 19 January 2021 08: 20
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      They rather want to put together a coalition for political reasons and further legitimization of punitive operations

      I also think that the main purpose of the meeting is to come to an agreement so that Iraq does not become agitated when Turkey will enter its territory.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 19 January 2021 07: 11
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    The Kurds urgently need to unite, also to beat the Sultan with his army in a coalition, otherwise this "coalition" will shoot scattered Kurds with the help of the same shock UAVs as the Armenians in Karabakh. ..
    1. Humpty
      Humpty 19 January 2021 07: 36
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Kurds urgently need to unite, also coalitionally beat the Sultan with his army

      Are you sure that modern Kurds in different countries are at least one and the same people?
      I know quite a few of them - almost all of them are mimics of Turks and Azerbaijanis, it is more convenient for them in our area for the current period.
      Quote: Thrifty
      otherwise this "coalition" will shoot the scattered Kurds with the help of the same shock drones as the Armenians in Karabakh. ..

      Did something prevent the Turks from doing this yesterday? I think that against the Kurds and the day after tomorrow, UAVs will not bring a magic victory to the Turks.