August 6, 2012

Syria War Unleashes Kurds Against Turkey

Can Kasapoglu, Jerusalem Post

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On July 30, the Turkish Armed Forces began sending armored units and missile batteries to the Syrian border, reinforcing defenses against the ongoing violence taking place there. Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) violent activity against Turkey has reached a point where the terrorist organization continues attacks in one of Turkey’s southeastern districts, continually over the course of about a week. Furthermore the PKK has managed to create de facto political control over some Kurdish-populated provinces of Syria by even raising its so-called “flag.” Ankara indicated that it will not refrain from taking action should the Kurds stage attacks against Turkey from there.

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TAGGED: Turkey, Kurds, Syria

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