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Turkey warns US, Russia over arms supply to Syrian Kurds

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posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 01:43 AM
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Turkey’s prime minister has lashed out at both the United States and Russia for supplying weapons and support to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of Syria in its bid to fight extremist jihadists, raising concerns that the arms could be used against Turkey by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an affiliate of the PYD.

Turkey summoned the United States’ ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, on Oct. 13 to the Foreign Ministry to convey Ankara’s strong reaction over the airdropping of ammunition to the PYD late Oct. 11. A similar message was scheduled to be conveyed to Russia later on Oct. 13.

“We have expressed this to the U.S. and Russia in the clearest way. This is an issue of national security for us. Everybody perfectly knows how we take action when it’s about our national security, just like we did on the night of July 23, when we attacked the PKK and Daesh,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told Ankara bureau chiefs of newspapers on Oct. 12. Davutoğlu used the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as he recalled Turkey’s launch of a comprehensive military operation against ISIL and the PKK.

Davutoğlu’s reaction came as the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that a U.S. cargo plane airdropped some logistical material to the PYD late Oct. 11 in line with Washington’s plans to reinforce the Syrian Kurds in their fight against ISIL in Syria.

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Since recent bombing on a peace protest in Turkey, the Turkish army has taken military action against, ISIS, but that's not all, they are also bombing the Kurdish militants who are also fighting ISIS: here

And in doing so, have warned the US and Russia, not to supply the Kurdish fighters with arms, of which the US and Russia have supplied arms to the Kurds to fight ISIS.

Yeah well, how much more complicated can this Game of Terrorist get?

There is really no common enemy in this fight, and I am not sure where this is all going to end up.

edit on 15-10-2015 by InnerPeace2012 because: (no reason given)

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posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 02:00 AM
State of Kurdistan w/a capital in Mosul should be able to push IS south and west. Baghdad already is the new capital of the Shia Caliphate, IS will find no quarter there.

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 02:04 AM
Maybe we should just arm them all..

Maybe they will wipe each other out completely.

If the kids can't get alone in the giant sandbox, time to put them all to bed.

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 02:46 AM
a reply to: InnerPeace2012

Turkey is screwed, lol. It is karma for their nastiness and allowing the fighters for IS access to Syria without any particular questioning and arms, too. Plenty of blood stains on Turkey's conscience. Now they are trapped between the giants.

The future is not looking too bright for the Turks. Lots of Kurdish problems and an air space full of foreign war planes.

It's great to see such expert International diplomacy taking place and all the great results. What a mess. I think if the mess gets too big only a huge war will be able to make sense of it if things carry on this way. Being very serious there, too.

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 03:35 AM
a reply to: InnerPeace2012

The situation in Syria is a mess. Thanks to U.S. foreign policy for destabilizing the entire middle east region. When will the U.S. stop policing and influencing countries who need to settle their own internal affairs and conflicts.

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 04:08 AM
a reply to: InnerPeace2012

It's this kind of confirmation of the arms drop by the US that we were looking for . Or it was set up to look that way .As long as the arms are not ending up in ISIS's hands or other Asaud must go groups .

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 04:25 AM
Funny, Turkey had no problems accepting the US arms sold to them, including fighter jets.

Now they complain about someone else getting arms?

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 05:22 AM
a reply to: Revolution9

Agreed on Turkey being cornered there. Talk about things spiraling out of control.

If anything the US is also left in a difficult position in terms of supplying arms to rebel groups.

Because, US had earlier abondaned half a billion dollar worthless backing of rebel groups who have basically left to joined ISIS.

Although there are other smaller rebel groups, I bet nobody really knows whose who on the battlefield. This begs to question, if the US are going to continue dropping arms in syria? And can this not be seen by Russia as supplying arms directly to ISIS?

Heck, there has already been a close call, between Russian and US fighter jets this week.

So as the events unfold, this twisted proxy war gets further complicated and again sadlly none of this major players are showing signs of backing out in this fight.

posted on Oct, 15 2015 @ 09:49 AM
The US should stop interfering in Turkish affairs; Turkey is a vital member of NATO, being geographically close to the Middle East to the south and Russia to the north. It has the largest standing armed force in NATO after the US (495,000 approx.) and a not inconsiderable nuclear arsenal.

It obviously has its internal problems with terrorist groups, just like the UK did (?does) with the IRA. I know the UK was not amused by the financial support of the US-based pro-IRA group, NORAID.

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