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Turkish jets bombed targets in the southeast of Turkey where members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are based, the first strikes on the outlawed group since a 2013 ceasefire, a security source said. Turkish F-16 jets dropped bombs late on Monday on PKK targets in the village of Daglica in the Kurdish-majority Hakkari province near the border with Iraq, the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The fierce clashes between Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) insurgents and Kurdish forces in the key Syrian town of Kobane have shaken Turkey's fragile peace process with the PKK, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Ankara and much of the international community. Frustrated with Turkey's lack of action to stop Isil's advance in northern Syria, Turkey's Kurdish community has taken to streets in several cities in the southeast over the past week, with scores killed in deadly clashes. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the unrest on the "dark forces" seeking to sabotage the delicate peace process with the PKK to end 30 years of violence that has claimed at least 40,000 lives. The security source told AFP that the PKK had been launching gun attacks on the police station in Daglica since Saturday because of the troubles in Kobane. The military action was in response to those attacks, it added.
Turkish F-16 and F-4 warplanes have bombed Kurdish PKK rebel targets in Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, Turkish media report.
Both sides have been observing a ceasefire and it is the first major air raid on the PKK since March 2013.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I don't know, I sometimes read things weird. This gave me an image of a turkey flying over some people whitewashing them with poop. I think I should go back to sleep and wake up on the right side of the bed.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Now that would make more sense than Turkey turning on the Kurds at this particular moment in time, especially with ISIL on their doorstep.
There was no immediate comment from the military on the report that it bombed Kurdish positions, once a regular occurrence in southeast Turkey but something that had not taken place for two years.
I will never understand what wisdom, if any, has been applied by the allies to be involved in this situation in the first place. I just do not accept that it is our dogfight.