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Turkish aircraft bomb Kurds in northern Iraq

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The spokesman for the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces reports that the Turkish aviation attacked the positions of Kurdish armed forces in northern Iraq. The statement said that Turkish Air Force planes bombed the positions of representatives of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which Ankara calls a terrorist organization and imposes a ban on its activities in Turkey. Official Ankara emphasizes that the bombardment of the Kurds in Iraq was carried out after the attack in the Turkish capital.


Turkish aircraft bomb Kurds in northern Iraq


RIA News cites the statement of the Turkish General Staff:
Yesterday, two hours after the terrorist attack in Ankara, an air operation was conducted in the Haftanin area in northern Iraq, which lasted one hour. The target of the attack was a group of 60-70 people, including the leaders of a terrorist organization (talking about the PKK - approx. "IN").


Such statements by the Turkish General Staff raise several questions at once.

Why did the earlier official Ankara give out a military (land) invasion of Iraq as a rally of assistance to the Kurdish armed detachments for their opposition to ISIL? If the Turkish army instructed no Kurdish militias in the Iraqi province of Ninawa, then who? And why has the Turkish Air Force still not struck a single blow to ISIS terrorists? And besides: on what basis did Turkish military aviation carry out an operation in the Iraqi sky, and how would Ankara behave if Iraqi air defenses shot down a Turkish plane?
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 18 February 2016 12: 57 New
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    "on what basis did the Turkish military aviation carry out an operation in the Iraqi sky"

    Such questions already cause nothing but a smile.
    1. Finches
      Finches 18 February 2016 13: 05 New
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      I would not be surprised if the attacks in Istanbul, the work of the hands of Istanbul ...
      1. askort154
        askort154 18 February 2016 13: 25 New
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        Zyablitsev .... I won’t be surprised if the attacks in Istanbul are the work of Istanbul itself.

        Definitely. They substitute themselves, starting to bomb 2 (!) Hours after the attack. Turks are pierced not the first time. In this regard, they are similar to Ukrainians.
      2. Ustian
        Ustian 18 February 2016 15: 48 New
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        Quote: Finches
        I would not be surprised if the attacks in Istanbul, the work of the hands of Istanbul ...

        You are wrong !!! This is the work of Ankara!
        1. Finches
          Finches 18 February 2016 16: 13 New
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          These are the nuances! hi
    2. Now we are free
      Now we are free 18 February 2016 13: 06 New
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      It would not hurt the Iraqi Kurds / government to shoot down one of the "Wolves of Erdogan" (look at the picture on the tails of the F-16) and declare that they agree with the statement of Erdogan himself that THE BORDERS OF THEIR STATE ARE UNAUTHANCED! There is no S-300, let alone the S-400 or Buk, which should land the Gray Wolves, and the good old Square or Cube, which should have stayed with Iraq since Hussein or recaptured from ISIS (which ISIS recently boasted of ).
      Risks for Iraq ... And what are the risks if Turkey is already carrying out a DRY OPERATION in their country? ..
      1. Inok10
        Inok10 18 February 2016 13: 16 New
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        Quote: Now we are free
        It would not hurt the Iraqi Kurds / government to shoot down one of the "Wolves of Erdogan" (look at the picture on the tails of the F-16) and declare that they agree with the statement of Erdogan himself that THE BORDERS OF THEIR STATE ARE UNAUTHANCED!

        ... this seems to end ... hi ... and this Turkic Pasha Erdogan will get a war with the Kurds on three fronts ... Iraqi, Syrian and domestic ... hi
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    4. Giant thought
      Giant thought 18 February 2016 13: 09 New
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      All the same, Turkish aggression must once be stopped, otherwise the Turkish Fuhrer imagines himself a great navel of the earth.
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    6. trenitron
      trenitron 18 February 2016 16: 20 New
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      Quote: Vladimirets
      "on what basis did the Turkish military aviation carry out an operation in the Iraqi sky"

      Such questions already cause nothing but a smile.

      On the grounds that the air defense and air force of Iraq are weak
      1. Yuri Y.
        Yuri Y. 18 February 2016 16: 42 New
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        Quote: askort154
        In this regard, they are similar to Ukrainians.

        No, it's all students. In the beginning there was a word, pah, twin towers.
  2. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 18 February 2016 12: 57 New
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    Oh, Sultanchik unbelted. At these actions, sooner or later they will find opposition.
    1. andre
      andre 18 February 2016 13: 05 New
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      Well, what fly into the sky of Syria, the gut is thin thin ?? Or cho? am
      1. meriem1
        meriem1 18 February 2016 13: 09 New
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        Quote: andre
        Well, what fly into the sky of Syria, the gut is thin thin ?? Or cho? am


        Good question! But there is one more. The head of the Kurds in Iraq has not hiccuped now "friendship" with Turkey ???
        1. The black
          The black 18 February 2016 14: 49 New
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          Good question! But there is one more. The head of the Kurds in Iraq has not hiccuped now "friendship" with Turkey ???
          If you are talking about Barzani, then NO. The fact is that this pro-Turkish mongrel is at odds with the PKK, which the Turks attacked.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 February 2016 12: 59 New
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    So wherever the hegemon looks. I appointed myself as the "overseer", so look after your allies. It seems that the Ottomans have fought off their hands completely, the banks have lost and carry them ... We need a sobering blow to the jaw.
  4. Gomel
    Gomel 18 February 2016 12: 59 New
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    about saudi planes in turkey do you already know anything?
  5. yuriy55
    yuriy55 18 February 2016 13: 05 New
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    ... and how would Ankara behave, if Iraqi air defense shot down a Turkish plane?


    You just need to help the Iraqis and ..."you will see everything!" yes
  6. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 18 February 2016 13: 08 New
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    and the S-300 would cool ushlepkov. How much can these people tolerate these finished Turkomans. They would get together already. Syria. IRAQ, Iran, Libya, Greece, as they would hit on these goats. There is no unity. We cannot all over the world with a half-dead economy to restore order edrit-madrit!
    1. Lanista
      Lanista 18 February 2016 13: 21 New
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      As soon as the Turks really enter Syria, the Greek front will open. And maybe Armenian.
  7. Barnaul, Altai
    Barnaul, Altai 18 February 2016 13: 14 New
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    Yesterday, two hours after the terrorist attack in Ankara, an air operation was carried out in the Haftanin area in northern Iraq,

    Wow, how quickly they reacted! and didn’t Erdogan himself carry out a terrorist attack - to find a reason to climb into a foreign state?
  8. tux
    tux 18 February 2016 13: 15 New
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    Official Ankara emphasizes that the bombardment of the Kurds in Iraq was carried out after the attack in the Turkish capital.

    This is from the same series as the Powell test tube at the UN. Or how, after 911, the Americans didn’t think of anything smarter than how to invade Afghanistan.
  9. Kupez4
    Kupez4 18 February 2016 13: 16 New
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    Oh, Erdogan will finish badly in "cool", oh, he will finish badly.
  10. hohkn
    hohkn 18 February 2016 13: 20 New
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    Quote: AdekvatNICK
    and the S-300 would cool ushlepkov

    Enough for the S-200 wolves. http://forum.ahtuba.com/index.php?showtopic=45254
  11. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 18 February 2016 13: 23 New
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    Quote: AdekvatNICK
    and the S-300 would cool ushlepkov.

    Greece has an S-300 and whom did it cool?
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 18 February 2016 16: 27 New
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      And who applied it?
  12. cap
    cap 18 February 2016 13: 24 New
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    "And how would Ankara behave if Iraqi air defenses shot down a Turkish plane?"

    And the target is just a sight for sore eyes !!!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 18 February 2016 18: 42 New
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      Target for whom?
  13. Dam
    Dam 18 February 2016 13: 29 New
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    Well worth it, oh one would be a caliber there.
  14. clerk theophan
    clerk theophan 18 February 2016 13: 36 New
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    Quote: Damm
    Well worth it, oh one would be a caliber there.


    Not enough ... the full package of Buyan, and the 636th for a snack ..
  15. Mercenary
    Mercenary 18 February 2016 13: 39 New
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    On Thursday (as I understand it today) Iran will have S-300s, and let their "liberators" and peddlers of crap think for the Iraqis.
  16. atamankko
    atamankko 18 February 2016 13: 48 New
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    The Turks, feeling the unspoken support of the United States and NATO, became completely insolent.
  17. chelovektapok
    chelovektapok 18 February 2016 15: 05 New
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    Urgently the Kurds need a priblud, similar to those that multiplied scalo aviation to zero in the Donbass! The "no-fly zone" in the Kurdish sky will be formed by itself after that!
  18. PValery53
    PValery53 18 February 2016 18: 55 New
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    And why is Kurdistan still not bombing Turkish positions? - It would be a logical retaliatory action !. - We will help.