Turkey Declares Curfew In Diyarbakir (Video)

05.06.2016

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The measure is taken ahead of a planned military operation targeting Kurdish militants in the region. Earlier, the army announced an end to another operation against the PKK in Nusaybin near the Syrian border and in Shirnak near the border with Iraq. Turkish security sources say more than 1,000 people, mostly PKK militants, have been killed in three months of clashes in those areas. The fighting resumed in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast last July after the collapse of a two-year-old ceasefire. P-K-K militants have been fighting for an independent Kurdish region in the country’s southeast since the 1980s. The conflict has killed over 40,000 people on both sides.

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Turkish Opposition Sues Erdogan Government for Supporting Terrorism

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Turkish Opposition Sues Erdogan Government for Supporting Terrorism:

Turkey’s main opposition party has filed a lawsuit against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing Ankara of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization.”

The Republican People’s Party (CHP), Turkey’s main opposition party, has filed a criminal complaint against senior officials of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), including President Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, National Intelligence Organization (MIT) Chief Hakan Fidan.

The complaint accuses Ankara of being complicit in violence caused by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara itself considers a terrorist organization, as well as the group’s accumulation of weapons, for political gain.

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A Furious Turkey Says US Is “Acting Like An Enemy,” Demands Washington Brand Kurds “Terrorists”

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As you might have noticed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about to lose his mind with the situation in Syria.

To be sure, the effort to usurp the Bashar al-Assad government wasn’t exactly going as planned in the first place. Regime change always takes time, but the conflict in Syria was dragging into its fifth year by the time the Russians got directly involved and although it did indeed look as though the SAA was on the verge of defeat, the future of the rebellion was far from certain.

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William Engdahl: Washington’s Machiavellian Game in Syria

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Washington’s Machiavellian Game in Syria:

By F. William Engdahl

One of my often-cited sayings is around 2,500 years old. It’s from the respected Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu in his small masterpiece, The Art of War. For centuries it’s been one of the most influential strategy writings not only in Asia, but also the Western world. It goes as follows:

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

In geopolitical analysis, when I examine a major political or economic development, it’s very important that I first look into myself, to feel if I’m blurring my analysis because of deep-felt personal wishes for a peaceful, more harmonious world, blurring the reality of a given nation or groups of nations. Similarly, if I take those malevolent patriarchs who dominate American and NATO policies today, I must be certain I know, not merely the surface of what an American President or Secretary of State might say on a given day. It can be a lie, a slick maneuver or it can be even honest. The work of any serious analyst is to sort out which it is, to go deeper, to “mine” the lode in order to see the real strategic implications.

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Turkey Will “Definitely” Join Ground Operation In Syria, Accuses Russia Of “War Crimes”

On the road to WW3…


Turkey Will “Definitely” Join Ground Operation In Syria, Accuses Russia Of “War Crimes”:

Update: Here are the latest headlines out of Russia where the defense ministry is at wit’s end with the Turks.

  • RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY SAYS ‘TERRORISTS’ IN SYRIA’S IDLIB AND ALEPPO PROVINCES CONTINUE TO RECEIVE WEAPONS AND REINFORCEMENTS FROM TURKISH TERRITORY – INTERFAX
  • TURKEY IS LAUNCHING ‘MASSED’ ARTILLERY STRIKES ON SYRIAN GOVT FORCES AND ‘SYRIA’S PATRIOTIC OPPOSITION’ – RIA CITES RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY

Turkey shelled Syria for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday as Ankara steps up efforts to bolster rebels in the face of an advance by the Kurdish YPG. “As many as 150 terrorists were killed during the 4-day-long shelling targeting PYD points,” the pro-government Yeni Safak wrote today, adding that “the PYD, backed by both the US and Russia, is working with President Bashar al-Assad to control areas along the Turkish border.”

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Erdogan cheers Kurdish leaders’ prosecution as crackdown intensifies

Erdogan cheers Kurdish leaders’ prosecution as crackdown intensifies:

Turkey’s president has welcomed a criminal probe into the leaders of the pro-Kurdish HDP opposition over their calls for autonomy. Ankara has been cracking down on protesters supporting the Kurdish minority in the country.

The criminal investigation was opened last week after the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) issued a statement calling for the Kurdish population in the southeast of the country to be given self-government.

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Why ‘Turkey Can Easily Become a New Syria’

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Why ‘Turkey Can Easily Become a New Syria’:

100 Kurdish women and children were killed in southeastern Turkey over the past six months, said the Human Rights Watch and added that the number is not exact. The victims died during government special operations and armed clashes.

Tensions between Turkish authorities and Kurdish opposition escalated in July after the latter broke a ceasefire agreement and accused Ankara of supporting Daesh (Islamic State). After, HRW called on the Turkish government to suspend military operations and launch a full-scale investigation.

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Turkish military crackdown & curfews force 200,000 civilians flee Kurdish southeast

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Turkish military crackdown & curfews force 200,000 civilians flee Kurdish southeast – report:

Escalating violence, ongoing clashes, curfews and brutal crackdowns on Kurdish nationals have squeezed hundreds of thousands of people out of Turkey’s southeast after Ankara launched a military offensive against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

Some 200,000 people have been forced to leave the areas of settlement in Turkey’s south as a result of a special operation which Ankara launched against the outlawed PKK after uneasy ceasefire collapsed in July, Turkish daily Today’s Zaman reports

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Istanbul police fire tear gas on protesters rallying over crackdown in Kurdish areas

Istanbul police fire tear gas on protesters rallying over crackdown in Kurdish areas:

Turkish police have fired tear gas on several hundred protesters in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Reuters reports.

The protesters gathered to demonstrate against security operations and curfews in the southeast, where more than 100 have been killed this week.

The offensive in the largely Kurdish region began last week in an effort to “cleanse” the area of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) “militants.”

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Turkish Army Hits Kurdish Targets In Iraq Overnight

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US-Backed Rebels Fight Turkey-Backed Rebels in Northern Syria


Turkish army hits Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq overnight:

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant targets in northern Iraq overnight and a policeman was killed in southeastern Turkey during clashes with the group.

Turkish jets hit targets in the Qandil, Hakurk, Zap and Avasin Baysan areas of northern Iraq, targeting storage units and shelters for the militants, the Turkish army said on Wednesday. The region is part of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish entity known as Kurdistan.

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