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Turkish PM rejects a re-launch of PKK peace process but…

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2016 at 10:54

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…but you never know. Things seem bleak now but what I have gradually learnt that statements like these maybe reversed in near future. Think of Turkey’s relations with Israel, Egypt and Russia. After such hostilities, Turkey try to normalize relations…
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has dismissed expectations for the re-launch of a peace process to resolve Turkey’s Kurdish question, but he has signaled moves to put ties with Syria and Egypt back on track
Turkey’s Jarablus operation scorecard

Turkey and the US still take very different positions on the fighting Kurdish forces in Syria.
There is no diminishment in the security relations between the United States and Turkey, U.S. President Barack Obama has said, commenting on the growing rift between Turkey and the U.S. especially over the latest developments in northern Syria
A contentious dam project that dates back to the 1950s is more than 80 percent complete, and the filling of a reservoir will swamp much of the town of Hasankeyf.
President Erdoğan, speaking about the Jarablus operation and the YPG, has said: “They now tell us that they [YPG] have withdrawn to the East of Euphrates. We say, ‘No, they have not’. The confirmation that they have passed to the East of Euphrates depends on our assessment”.
A number of military officers who had already been arrested over the bloody coup attempt of July 15 have also been subject to an investigation over the illegal recording of a secret March 2014 meeting on Syria in the office of then-Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, which was leaked to the media and triggered a major scandal, ranking security sources have told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Throughout history, Washington and other Western powers have used the Kurds for their ends, then abandoned them when it became expedient
A worker on the construction site of Istanbul’s third airport has been murdered by immolation after allegedly being locked in a room that was set on fire by an unidentified co-worker, according to reports

Chappatte on Turkey’s Military Operation in Syria

Turkey sent tanks, warplanes and special operations forces into northern Syria last week.

Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State.

Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.

Turkey says it will target YPG militants if there is no Euphrates retreat

Turkey on Aug. 29 said it would continue targeting a Syrian Kurdish militia in Syria if it failed to fulfil promises to retreat east of the Euphrates River, accusing the group of ethnic cleansing
 Turkey Breaks Out in Jarablus, as, Fear and Loathing Grip Europe.
CounterPunch
In June 2015 the commissariat of the Kurdish umbrella group to which the PKK reports – the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) – ruled against their imprisoned leader’s wishes, actually emulating Öcalan’s own stubbornness back in 2009 (on the
The Turkish incursion into Syria has buoyed the groups under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, but those fighters are under no illusions that their new allies support their revolution.

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary http://ift.tt/2c1XfuX

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