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An alleged secret Iranian war plan outlines aggressive military operations in coordination with the Turkish army to capture Kurdish land in northern Iraq to create a buffer zone, Kurdish sources close to the PKK says. The primary objective is to sabotage a possible blitz by American ground troops into Iran. The information was disclosed by a dissident Iranian military official.
Kurdish sources close to the PKK says
Turkey's electorate has signaled its confidence in the AKP as the party of responsible leadership, economic prosperity, and moderate religiosity. But the office of the presidency, while largely symbolic, has powers of appointment in those very areas that are considered the bastions of Turkey's secular democracy: the general staff of the military, the high court judges, and the upper tiers of the state bureaucracy. How any of those bastions will respond if the AKP captures the presidency—or even moves toward doing so—remains the crucial question of the hour.
Originally posted by masqua
Turkey is on a possible road to Islamic governance replete with all the dangers that a theocracy can present.
The victory of the Justice and Development (AK) Party in Turkey's elections has caused great concern, with opponents at home simply unable to believe that it has shed its Islamist image.
Iran's army crossed the border into neighboring Iraq and shelled the Kandil Mountains in northern Iraq, where an outlawed anti-Iranian group linked with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has bases, reports in Iraqi Kurdish media said.