TURKEY Begins Bombing Campaign… Against Kurds, Not ISIS

America’s ally Turkey finally began a bombing campaign on Tuesday… Except their targets were Kurdish fighters not ISIS.
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Kurdish people wave Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) flags while attending a funeral in the town of Suruc in Turkey on October 14, 2014. (Slate)

Reuters reported:

War against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq threatened on Tuesday to unravel the delicate peace in neighbouring Turkey after the Turkish air force bombed Kurdish fighters furious over Ankara’s refusal to help protect their kin in Syria.

Turkey’s banned PKK Kurdish militant group accused Ankara of violating a two-year-old cease-fire with the air strikes, on the eve of a deadline set by the group’s jailed leader to salvage a peace process aimed at halting a three-decades-long insurgency.

At least 35 people were killed in riots last week when members of Turkey’s 15-million-strong Kurdish minority rose up in anger at the government for refusing to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani from an Islamic State assault.

“For the first time in nearly two years, an air operation was carried out against our forces by the occupying Turkish Republic army,” the PKK said. “These attacks against two guerrilla bases at Daglica violated the ceasefire,” the PKK said, referring to an area near the border with Iraq.

The Kurdish media recently documented several instances of Turkey’s support for ISIS in pictures.

Turkish soldiers snapping a souvenir photo with elements of the ISIS.

Supporters of ISIS with the Turkish army and police.

Ultra-nationalists in Gaziantep, Turkey attack Kurds while flashing the ISIS hand sign.

A photo surfaced on Twitter reportedly showing ISIL commander Abu Muhammad taking medical treatment in Turkey’s Hatay State Hospital.
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This photograph shows ISIL commander Abu Muhammad, April 16, 2014, allegedly receiving free treatment in Hatay State Hospital after being injured during fighting in Idlib, Syria.

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