The Turkish military launched airstrikes on Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey on Friday evening, killing 19 people, the military said.
The strikes followed a rebel attack on a military outpost in Hakkari province in which two Turkish soldiers were killed, according to the military’s Web site. Turkey has been staging military attacks against rebels with the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers’ Party, in Turkey and in northern Iraq. The PKK is a leftist insurgent group that formed in 1984 to fight for an independent Kurdish homeland in southeast Turkey.
These people ask nothing more than what Kosovo people asked and the Americans were so ready to recognize. If Kosovo people have a right for independence then Kurds have the history and the millions of people to support them as well.
Turkish air strikes in northern Iraq this week left more than 150 Kurdish rebels dead, the Turkish army says.
“According to initial estimates, this operation allowed us to neutralize more than 150 terrorists,” the army said in a statement on its website. A PKK spokesman said that only six rebels were killed and they were from a different faction.
Turkey has staged several cross-border raids into northern Iraq over the past few months in pursuit of the rebels. The strikes, which began on Thursday and ended on Friday, were carried out against PKK guerrillas based in the Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq, the Turkish army says.
All targeted posts in Qandil area were destroyed during the operation, according to the Turkish army’s statement. But a PKK spokesman, Ahmed Danees, told the Reuters news agency only six rebels died and they were from a faction fighting against Iran.
Turkey is building up more genocide! It was the Armenian now it is the Kurds!!! Who knows how many innocent have died from the Turkish bombs and shootings the last years from innocent Kurds who only ask for their freedom?
A ruling to blacklist Kurdish rebel group the PKK as a terrorist organization and freeze its assets has been overturned by an EU court.
The European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg said the 2002 decision was illegal under EU law. The court said the EU had failed to tell the PKK in advance of the decision, as it was required to do. The PKK, or Kurdistan Workers’ Party, has been fighting Turkish troops in its campaign for greater autonomy. Turkey has recently launched a series of cross-border attacks on Kurdish rebels who it says have used bases in northern Iraq to launch raids into Turkey.
The thin line between be a terrorist and a liberator. Let’s see how Turkey will excuse now the invasion in Iraq.