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Turkey continues operation and offers Iran to help fight Kurds

Turkey continues operation and offers Iran to help fight Kurds The military operation on the Turkish-Iraqi border and in northern Iraq continues. According to the world media, Turkish troops are delivering rocket-bombing and artillery strikes on the territory of Northern Iraq. And the Kurds promise to deliver a serious blow to Turkey. According to the Turkish political leadership, the Turkish army will conduct the operation as long as it will be necessary for complete victory. And negotiations with the Kurds, after their terrorist attacks, are impossible.

About 10 thousand Turkish military (22 battalion) were involved in the operation against the Kurdish units. The press reported that the Turkish Air Force launched rocket-bombing attacks on a number of bases and facilities of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the areas of Kandil, Zap, Hinere, Hakurk, Metina. According to Turkish intelligence, it is there that various camps and bases of Kurdish extremists are located. Information about rocket and bombing strikes in northern Iraq is confirmed by Iraqi media.

CNN-Turk reported that special operations of the gendarmerie and commandos are participating in the ground special operation on the border of the two states, they are supported by helicopters from the air. According to media reports, at the Diyarbakir base, where the Second Tactical aviation command, deployed more than 30 combat aircraft from other Turkish air bases.

At the same time, in the border areas of southeastern Turkey, a “counterterrorist operation” is continuing to clean up the territory from the PKK militants. Turkish soldiers are combing the mountainous areas and those areas that are most often used by Kurdish militants to advance into the interior of Turkey.

The reaction of the world community

The United States supported the actions of Turkey, so US President Barack Obama made a statement saying that Washington will continue cooperation with the Turkish government. Ankara seeks to neutralize the terrorist threat from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and ensure stability in south-eastern Turkey. Turkish citizens "deserve a decent, safe and peaceful life." On the path of Turkey to this future, Ankara "will always have a friend and ally in the face of the United States."

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his statement called the "unacceptable" attacks of Kurdish militants from Iraqi territory on neighboring states and called for Iraq and Turkey to engage in constructive dialogue.

The head of the German Foreign Ministry, Guido Westerwelle, said that he was “shocked” by a significant number of victims of this terrorist attack. Berlin, he said, is watching with great concern the outbreak of tension and violence in the territory inhabited by Kurds. The diplomat called on Baghdad and Ankara together to seek a solution to this serious problem.


Kurdish sources reported that the attack on the Turkish border posts was carried out not by PKK units, but by the fighters of the National Self-Defense Forces (NSS). This is the military wing of the Association of Kurdistan Societies (KLA), which unites various organizations, parties from all four parts of Kurdistan - in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey, as well as Kurdish diasporas living in Europe and other foreign countries. The Kurdistan Workers Party is also included there.

PKK spokesman Ahmed Deniz promised that in the event of a large-scale invasion of the Turkish army in Northern Iraq, Turkey would undergo "stronger blows" and "suffer heavy losses."

In an official statement, the NSS leadership explained the reason for the attack on the Turkish border forces. According to the Kurds, when Turkish President Abdullah Gul visited Hakkari province in southeastern Anatolia, he did not meet with the Kurdish civilians and public organizations, and was only engaged in military matters. The attacks will continue until the Kursk issue is resolved, and the Kurds live "in constant fear and persecution." Turks have recently been pursuing a repressive policy towards the Kurds. More than 4 of thousands of political and public figures of the Kurdish people, who dared to express their opinion, different from Ankara's point of view, have been arrested. They are not related to the armed struggle.

Ankara was accused of “political genocide”. Illegal arrests, detentions and torture are carried out in the country. These actions only increase the resistance of the Kurdish people.

Ankara proposed a military alliance to Tehran against the PKK

On October 21, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held talks with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi. The conversation took place in Ankara. The Turkish minister asked Iran to support the efforts of his state in the fight against units of the Kurdish Workers' Party. True, other details of the meeting are unknown.

It should be noted, Ankara and Tehran have previously cooperated in this matter. For both countries, the Kurdish issue is very important, and the fight against Kurds is going on not only in Turkey, but also in Iran. In addition, Tehran launched a military operation against the PKK in the summer of 2011, after a series of terrorist attacks on the Iranian military. The units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps took part in it.

Turkey and Iran are competitors in the struggle for leadership in the Islamic world and in the Middle East, but in this case they have a common enemy.
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  1. Lexx
    Lexx 22 October 2011 10: 48 New
    Is there a bether in the photo?
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 23 October 2011 13: 00 New
      No Rolls Royce tongue
  2. sirToad
    sirToad 22 October 2011 10: 59 New
    clear stump Bash Nashensky! After the dissolution of the GDR, the Germans shared with their "younger brothers" not only equipment and armaments but also the Vole of the GDR. so now they have to use and use it all
  3. datur
    datur 22 October 2011 16: 26 New
    and after all, the Kurds were a striking force in the Iraqi operation, and now they are terrorists among the Americans. these are the things (tossed and thrown)
    1. sirToad
      sirToad 22 October 2011 18: 03 New
      the moor has done his job - can bring down the stage
  4. fedor
    fedor 22 October 2011 20: 09 New
    In my opinion, this is another Turkish operation that can bring it only temporary success. There are more than 30 million Kurds; these are warlike, robber tribes of several language groups whose genes contain militancy, the ability to sacrifice themselves and the desire for freedom and independence. One of the ways to solve the problem is recognition of Kurdistan.
  5. Ivan35
    Ivan35 22 October 2011 20: 19 New
    In general, this is good news - Turks agree with Iran against Kurds - that means they will not fight with Iran and Syria
    Iran clearly expresses that it will support Syria - plus a veto from Russia and China, plus the visit of our ships to Syria is possible - all this can cool the aggressors
  6. sirToad
    sirToad 22 October 2011 20: 23 New
    but in general it’s interesting how they moved in time. as soon as Erdogan fluffed his feathers - and then the Kurds. just like on command. I wonder just where?
    1. Marat
      Marat 23 October 2011 00: 06 New
      Until recently, pendos fed the Kurds - this is their tool against the Saddam against Iran and the Turks at the same time control.
      As always, multi-way pendos operations are difficult and difficult to solve - unfortunately they are also often successful. One must be vigilant
      1. sirToad
        sirToad 24 October 2011 03: 48 New
        that's the business. Kurds in that region (Transcaucasia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey) as a joker in poker. you can give for a simple but you can beat all the trump cards! If you remember, were there our guys whose they are now? with whose hands do they eat? refuse easily but then what? at one time, before the war, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Okrug was called Kurdish Autonomy. but ... the Germans outplayed Stalin with the Kurds. and for "services to the fatherland" autonomy was covered. but ... the formation of pro-Soviet cadres was taken seriously. By the way, in my childhood I saw how nomadic Kurds were allowed into our territory from Iran
  7. Dart weyder
    Dart weyder 23 October 2011 03: 29 New
    Mlyn - how simple it is ..... otherwise they invent "peace enforcement operations" ..... they called it a terrorist - and hammer as you want ......