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Turkey warns Syrian Kurds after seizure of border town

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  • insubria87
    Turkey warns Syrian Kurds after seizure of border town No autonomous Kurdish state following jihadists defeat 19 July, 15:55 (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, JULY 19 -
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 20, 2013
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      Turkey warns Syrian Kurds after seizure of border town

      'No autonomous Kurdish state' following jihadists' defeat

      19 July, 15:55

       
      (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, JULY 19 - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned Syrian Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Friday not to set up an autonomous Kurdish state on the northern border of Syria, as this would lead to ''serious risks''. The PYD, linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), had seized control of the border town Ras Al-Ayn from Al-Nusra Front jihadists on Thursday.

      Zaman Online reports that Turkey has boosted troop numbers in the area of Ceylanpinar, across the border from Ras Al-Ayn, where the customs office and border control point are now in the hands of Kurdish militants. Turkish military planes took off from the Diyarbakir base to fly over the zone on Friday morning but did not enter Syrian airspace, reports Turkish media. Two young Turkish citizens have been killed over the past few days by stray bullets from the clashes in Ras Al-Ayn, a predominantly Kurdish town. The Turkish armed forces have said that they returned fire across the border.

      Turkish military report that the Ras Al-Ayn clashes occurred between a ''separatist terrorist organisation'' (the PYD) and not-better-identified ''opponents'' of the Syrian regime. Syrian Kurds and the Turkish opposition have repeatedly accused the Turkish government of showing favor towards jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda that are fighting along the border and seek to gain control of Kurdish zones, from which the Syrian regime has withdrawn.
       
       
    • kurt31416
      Kurt Pi WWP Member (kurt31416@yahoo.com) Empty bluff. Only about 12% of the Turkish population wants to get involved in Syria. Not to mention the million(s) of
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 21, 2013
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        Kurt Pi WWP Member (kurt31416@...) Empty bluff. Only about 12% of the Turkish population wants to get involved in Syria. Not to mention the million(s) of Syrian refugees Turkey is now stuck with permanently.

        Assad's plan is to divide the country. All the big cities are in a vertical line on the western side of the country. The Eastern side is all Sunni and Kurd, with the oil wealth in the Kurd part and empty desert in the Sunni part. By partitioning, (and the millions of refugees, internal and external), Assad now has a majority in his part of the country. And Turkey/Jordan are caught holding the bag with millions of permanent refugees to support.

        The Kurd state is just another way to torment Turkey for making the mistake of messing with the Alawites.
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