Sunday, September 4, 2016
The coming civil war in Turkey - evidence of its coming has mounted in the months of July and August 2016
The rumblings of a civil war have been going on for over a year. A "well-deserved" civil war in Turkey has been long in coming. Turks, both the guilty and unfortunately also the innocent, will have to atone for the sins that Erdogan + gang has inflicted on Syria and Syrians. I believe it's only a matter of a short wait now before we see either a dead Erdogan or a full-fledged civil war in Turkey.
Turkish Jets Killed Dozen PKK Militants SE Turkey, N Iraq
Turkish military aircrafts have conducted a series of airstrikes in the rural areas of the country’s southeastern province of Hakkari and Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region and have killed At least a dozen members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Turkish jets launched eight aerial raids against PKK targets near the southeastern town of Semdinli, located about 14 kilometers (eight miles) north of the border with Iraq, between 6:47 a.m. (0347 GMT) local time and 7:31 a.m. (0431 GMT) on Friday.
Several PKK hideouts were destroyed in the raids. The airstrikes came after Kurdish militants attacked a military outpost in Semdinli with mortar shells, anti-aircraft and machine guns before dawn.
The Turkish army has also launched an operation in the area to hunt down PKK militants involved in the attack on the army base....
Description at vid: Kurdish fighters attack a Turkish army base and ambush a convoy in Sirnak 10 08 2016
Turkey: PKK fighters killed in attempt to storm base
Officials say air operation targeted PKK members after attempt to storm military base in southeastern Hakkari province.
Turkish military officials say the army has killed 35 Kurdish fighters after they attempted to storm a military base in the southeastern province of Hakkari.
The early morning attack on Saturday came just hours after clashes in Hakkari's Cukurca district between Turkish troops and fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the officials said.
They said the fighters attempted to take the base in three different groups, but were spotted by aerial reconnaissance.
An air operation was subsequently launched, killing 23 fighters, the Turkish officials said.
Four more were then killed in a ground operation, they said, adding that the other eight Kurdish fighters were killed in Friday's gun battle in Cukurca.
Those clashes also left 25 soldiers wounded, the officials said.....
Turkey coup attempt: Erdoğan demands US arrest exiled cleric Gülen amid crackdown on army – as it happened
Officials say 265 killed, 2,839 military arrested
We’re going to pause our live coverage of the failed coup by a Turkish military faction, its defeat at the hands of protesters, police and loyalists, and the subsequent crackdown in the military and courts by victorious president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The attempted coup
On Friday night a faction of the Turkish military tried and failed to stage a coup to overthrow Erdoğan, and tanks, helicopters and soldiers clashed with police and protesters in the streets of Istanbul and Ankara.
Erdoğan delivered an iPhone address to the nation, calling on people to resist the coup and defend their democracy. Thousands turned out, and the president landed in Istanbul, where he denounced the “treason” by the rebellious faction.
Parliament was struck by at least one bomb, and graphic videos and photos social media showed clashes, surrenders and chaos. Helicopters fired at people on the ground, mobs grappled with soldiers, and tanks barreled through crowds or were overrun by protesters. On Saturday the defense minister said the control was fully in control of the government.
At least 265 people were killed in the violence and at least 1,440 wounded. Prime minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that 161 “martyrs” were killed, including civilians and police. The general acting as chief of staff, Umit Dundar, said earlier in the day that 104 “coup plotters” were killed in the fighting........
According to description at vid:
Kurdish PKK fighters overrun a Turkish army position outside in Amed, Diyarbakir 24 08 2016
Turkish warplanes have reportedly carried out fresh air raids on positions of the militants belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Sirnak.
Security sources said seven PKK bases were destroyed when army jets bombed Sirnak’s Cudi and Guclukonak rural areas at around 9:30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) on Thursday, Turkey Anadolu news agency reported.
There has been no report on possible casualties.....
Turkish opposition leader escapes assassination attempt
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has escaped injury after a security team travelling ahead of his motorcade was fired upon in the country’s northeast.
Interior Minister Efkan Ala confirmed that a security vehicle escorting Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was shot at in Artvin on Thursday afternoon.
Three gendarmes were hurt as the convoy travelling from the Savsat district of the Black Sea province to Ardanuc came under fire....
Turkey’s military carried out air strikes on Tuesday (July 19) against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing 20 militants, the army said in a statement on Wednesday (July 20), Al-Alam News Network reports.
Turkey frequently launches air attacks against PKK targets in the mountainous regions of northern Iraq near the Turkish border, where the PKK leadership has camps.
A ceasefire between the autonomy-seeking PKK and the state fell apart last year, triggering some of the worst violence in the three decades of the Kurdish insurgency....
Turkey bombards YPG bases in Afrin, renewing attacks on Kurdish forces
Turkish artillery began on Wednesday (August 31) bombardments in Afrin, targeting Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units’ (YPG) bases in the city, one day after Ankara denied the existence of a truce in northern Syria.
NRT correspondent in Afrin, Chalang Omar said there have been no reports of casualties in the areas so far, although damage has occurred.
A representative from the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to the global coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS) announced a temporary ceasefire with the Turkish military in northern Syria on Tuesday (August 30).
A spokesman for the U.S. Central Command, John Thomas, confirmed the news to AFP News Agency saying, “It’s a loose agreement for at least the next couple of days and we are hoping that will solidify.”
Several nations have shown concern and urged Turkey not to attack Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants (ISIS) in northern Syria. Russia, France, Germany and the U.S. have all called on Turkey not to target Kurds. ....
UPDATE: 11 police officers killed, 78 wounded in PKK car bomb attack in Cizre
Eleven police officers were killed and 78 people were injured when terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants attacked a police checkpoint in a bomb-laden truck in the Cizre district of Turkey’s southeastern Şırnak province early on Friday.
Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, speaking on news broadcaster NTV, confirmed that 11 police officers were killed and 78 others were wounded. Health Minister Recep Akdag said four of the injured were in critical condition....
Turkish police raid Kurdish-language newspaper office
23 people detained two weeks after another Kurdish paper was shut down by court order and its chief editors were arrested
More than 20 staff of a Kurdish-language newspaper in Turkey were detained during a police raid on its headquarters.
Among those arrested in the raid on the daily Azadiya Welat in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakır were four people, including a child, who were visiting the offices.
According to a report by the pro-Kurdish Dicle news agency police told staff the raid followed a tip from someone who noted the number of people going in and out of the paper’s office and suspected terrorists were meeting there.....