Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Turkish Warplanes Bomb Kurdish Hideouts In Northern Iraq

Turkey's military says its warplanes have bombed Kurdish rebel hideouts in northern Iraq.

In a statement, the military said that three suspected rebel positions in the areas of Kandil and Zap were bombed after being identified last week as being used by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The statement did not reveal the number of casualties.

The raids came two weeks after an attack by the PKK on a military outpost in southeastern Turkey in which eight Turkish soldiers died and 16 were wounded.

Turkish officials said around 20 rebels were also killed.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey and most of the international community.

It took up arms in Kurdish-majority southeast Turkey in 1984, instigating a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa
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by: Hamma Mirwaisi from: USA
July 02, 2012 18:58
To the US and Israel policy makers
You know very well that Massoud Barzani and Jalal Talabani are losing support of majority of Kurdish people because they are involved in corruption.
I believe the interest of the US, EU and Israel will be served best by making peace between PKK and Turkey instead of supporting Barzani and Talabani’s unjust practice in South Kurdistan.
The entire Kurdish people’s revolts are possible because Kurds are not going to give in to Turkey’s aggression.
PKK are in control of commerce gateway to EU, Israel, the US and half of the World, not Barzani and Talabani of Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG). Turkey’s war on PKK could ignite larger wars in the region. The war will hurt people of the region, which means more refuges to EU and economic problem for the US and Israel.
Barzani will do anything to be King of Kurdistan. Kurdish people is different from Saudi Arabia people, they never going to accept Kings.
Barzani alliance with Turkey and Talabani’s alliance with Iran are meaning more terrible for the US, EU and Israel interest in the region.
The best solution is peace in Turkey through negotiation with PKK.
PKK are accepting democratic system and rule of laws and they are anti corruption too. PKK can bring peace to that important part of the world.
Stop supporting Barzani and Talabani’s corrupt and outdated dictatorship in Kurdistan. Kurdish people will hate the US, EU and Israel like Iranian people do because of the Shah’s dictatorship support in the past.
I hope every Kurds who love peace for Kurdish people like I do, will write to ask the US, EU and Israeli policy makers to stop this wars waged by Turkey with the help of Barzani and Talabani dictatorship in Kurdistan.

Hamma Mirwaisi
Author of the, “Return of the Medes”
and "An Atomic Iran" books.

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