should stop supporting the organization because of its links to the PKK.
When taking this development into consideration with the recent bounties on the PKK’s top three leaders, one does ask whether the U.
Various attacks in the last five years against Turkey (Gezi Park “revolt,” 17-25 December “judicial coup attempt,” PKK-DAESH attacks, July 15 military coup attempt, economic/financial attacks) have had one major goal: to annihilate the volition to make Turkey a powerful/independent country, and more or less immune to any “outside” influence.
still supports the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the PYD, in Northern Syria.
AK Party and MHP have both been accusing CHP of "allying with terrorists" and saying that HDP is a direct extension of the terrorist organization, the PKK.
It would also invite in an Assad-Iran system that has close relations with Ankara’s sworn enemies, the YPG/PKK, perhaps bringing the Kurdish terrorists into another border area.
What is missing in this picture is Turkey’s cross-border strategy of containing and then eliminating the PKK, which at the moment, is not changing the parameters of the KDP-PUK game.
The release of Pastor Andrew Brunson last week, who had been in prison for about two years in Turkey on accusations of aiding the PKK, was reciprocated by signaling to lift some of the economic sanctions that had been imposed on Turkey earlier this year.
Turkey’s ground incursion into the PKK-controlled territories in Iraq also came after similar remarks by Erdogan.
Brunson has been kept under arrest for almost two years with the accusation of aiding terrorist groups such as the PKK.
continued to support the PKK-affiliated YPG forces in a stated mission to deny a return to Daesh in northern Syria.
Had he won the election, he would have continued to work with Turkey on several strategically important issues such as the establishment of a second pipeline for oil export from Iraq to Turkey, and joint efforts in order to eradicate the PKK presence in the Qandil mountains.