But the move will also ensure that territory remains out of the hands of the PYD, preventing Syria’s Kurds from joining up areas under their control into what could otherwise become a strip of Kurdish land running from the Iraqi border nearly to the Mediterranean.
Western cronies, inclusive of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation plus the United States, have sounded radical assist for Turkey’s activity but most regions have often should it does not to utilize abnormal strength or to let numerous serenity endeavors with the use of Kurdish militants crumple.
Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish political party, the HDP, has called for the resumption of peace efforts – a plea the party’s co-chairman renewed on Thursday.
Makeshift barricades fill the streets as left-wing protesters light a fire trying to avoid tear gas used by police to disperse them during clashes between police and people protesting against Turkey’s operation against Kurdish militants.
“We have lived together for years, Turks and Kurds”, said the 55-year-old, urging Ankara and the PKK at this tense time to “once again show the young people the road to peace”.
Furthermore, Turkey’s air force doubled down on its strikes against PKK in northern Iraq today.
Two more Turkish police were killed Friday in an attack blamed on Kurdish militants as tensions in the country boiled over amid the military’s cross-border bombing campaign against extremists in Syria and Iraq.
Davutoglu’s Justice and Development Party lost its parliamentary majority in June and has until August 24 to form a coalition government, otherwise new elections will be called.
For Turkey, the fight is clearly not against the Islamic State.
Saleh Moslem also pointed out that Turkey was stuck in a hard situation when the entire world started questioning who supported ISIS and provided a passage route for them and he said, “Turkey would either stand by ISIS, which it supported, or be on the side of those fighting ISIS“.
The AKP has been holding coalition talks, but the leader of the largest opposition party, the CHP, said last week he saw an early election as the most likely outcome. First, as a result of their eastern advance, the Kurds were able to unite two of the three cantons they have established along the long Syrian-Turkish border. It caused an uproar among Kurdish groups in the country, who vilified Ankara for its tolerance of Isil’s presence along parts of the Turkish border with Syria.
Erdogan initiated negotiations in 2012 to try to end the PKK insurgency, largely fought in the predominantly Kurdish southeast and which has killed 40,000 people since 1984. A fragile ceasefire had been holding since March 2013.
“The HDP has destroyed the trust, has betrayed the peace process”, Akdogan told the state-run Anadolu news agency, but stopped short of declaring it definitively over.
“The problem is Turkey gives no indication that (deescalation) is its goal right now”, says Ms. Marcus, author of Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence.
As well as the air strikes, Turkish security forces have also launched major operations to arrest suspected members of IS, the PKK and other militant groups including radical Marxists.