August 16, 2011

Iran Is Using the PKK to Trap Turkey

Emre Uslu, Today's Zaman

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By launching a military operation against PJAK and circulating the idea that it may have captured one of its leaders, Iran could be seeking to stir up the Turkish public’s anxiety against the PKK and create a political climate that would force the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government to conduct its own cross-border operations against the PKK.

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TAGGED: Kurdistan, Kurds, Syria, Iraq, PJAK, Turkey, Iran

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