Monday, October 31, 2016

Turkey tracking ... for month of Oct, 2016

How long before this country erupts into the kind of hell it helped create for the Syrians?  I give it less than a year.  Either Erdogan will be killed (by the West's powers-that-be or by a Kurdish assailant or a member of the other cult whose leader is enjoying the protection of the USA) or there will be another coup and a civil war.  The writing's on the wall.
Turkey dismisses 540 soldiers from naval, air forces  over alleged links to failed coup
Turkey dismissed 540 soldiers from its naval and air forces command over suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his network, accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed coup in July, the defense ministry said.

AKP official killed in suspected PKK attack in Turkey's southeast
Deryan Aktert is suspected to have been killed by PKK in second attack on officials in two days
A member of the ruling party in Turkey's restive southeast has been killed in an attack blamed on militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a local official said Tuesday.

Deryan Aktert, head of a local office of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Diyarbakir province, was hit by gunfire at a gas station and later succumbed to his injuries, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity......

Turkey extends state of emergency for additional three months The Turkish government has extended the state of emergency, first implemented in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, for an additional three-month period, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced on Oct. 3.

“One of the decisions taken by the cabinet is an extension of the 90-day state of emergency and its renewal from 1 a.m. on Oct. 19,” Kurtulmus told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting in Ankara.

The Turkish constitution authorizes parliament with the right to extend the duration of a state of emergency by a maximum period of four months, each time at the request of the cabinet.

Turkey's Erdogan Sued by Germans over War Crimes Against Kurds

The lawsuit highlights an incident in Sirnak, Turkey, where Kurdish residents were burned alive by the Turkish military.
Several German politicians and public figures have filed a lawsuit against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, alleging that he’s guilty of war crimes against his country's Kurdish minority, The Local reported.
Lawyers Britta Eder and Petra Dervishaj told German state broadcaster ARD that their clients see it as “a moral duty to bring a suit here in Germany against the systematic war crimes taking place in Turkey.” ....

Turkish F16 Fighter Jet Downed by PKK Fighters - Reports
A Turkish F16 fighter jet has been downed by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas according to reports.

Turkish fighter jets had been shelling the Qandil region in the Kurdistan Regional Government (Northern Iraq) since 18:51 Thursday evening.

Local sources have reported that one of the fighter jets was downed at around 21:30 local time, as the aerial aggression continued.

Truck bomb attack on soldiers kills 18 in Turkey
Ten Turkish soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Sunday when suspected Kurdish militants detonated a five-ton truck bomb that ripped through a checkpoint near a military outpost in the country’s southeast, the prime minister said.

Another 27 people, including 11 soldiers, were wounded in the blast which hit the Durak gendarmerie station, 20 km (12 miles) from the town of Semdinli, in one of the most deadly attacks in the region of recent times.

The mountainous Hakkari province, where the attack occurred, lies near the border with Iraq and Iran and is one of the main flashpoint areas in a conflict that has pitted Turkey’s army against the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for 32 years.....

Iraqi prime minister disinvites Turkey from operation
 to liberate Mosul from ISIL
Turkey will have no role in the liberation of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

“Turkish forces will not be allowed to participate in the liberation of Mosul under any circumstances,” Abadi said during a visit to the city of Karbala on Oct. 9, Al Sumaria news channel reported....

Two suicide bombers kill themselves after Turkish police call to surrender: TV
Two suicide bombers detonated explosives, killing themselves in an area near the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday after police called on them to surrender

'Motorbike bomb' blast in Istanbul wounds 10: governor A bomb attached to a motorbike exploded near a police station in southwest Istanbul on Thursday wounding 10 people, the provincial governor said.

The blast occurred in the Yenibosna neighborhood, several kilometers from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the country's largest. Television footage showed damaged vehicles, shattered glass and broken windows in the residential area.

Governor Vasip Sahin said all of the wounded were civilians and that investigations into who might be responsible were ongoing. There were no immediate claims of responsibility on Thursday.....

Turkish Police Kill 4 Kurdish Civilians in Yüksekova Four people have died in Kurdish district Yüksekova in Turkey's Kurdish region after police fired on civilians from an armoured vehicle.

Aydin Tümen, Serhat Buldan, Rahmi Sefali and Nejdet Isyözü lost their lives while two others, Semsettin Çakmakçi and Memet Ali Kaya, were wounded as a result of the armed attack.

Policemen patrolling the area in an armoured vehicle raked people in the district market with bullets in Hakkari's Yüksekova (Gever) district center.

Police soures have said the gun that was fired malfunctioned and the incident was an accident.

However witnesses have said they were fired on by police as they tried retrieving the bodies of those killed and wounded.

OSMANIYE, Turkey.Three people were injured Wednesday  in a PKK attack in Turkey's southern province of Osmaniye, according to the governor.

Kerem Al told reporters that five mortar shells were fired from Amanos Mountains into nearby Gebeli and Selimiye neighborhoods.

The wounded, including a mother and her 4-year-old son, were taken to the hospital following the attack, and were in good condition, Al said.

An operation is ongoing to catch the terrorists, he added.....

BINGOL, Turkey. Two police officers were martyred
 when they were caught in a PKK terrorist bomb attack in eastern Turkey, according to sources on Sunday.

One officer died immediately in the vehicle bomb attack in Genc, a southern district of Bingol province, a security source said on Sunday. A medical source later said one of the six officers wounded in the blast died in hospital. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The remaining five injured officers and four wounded civilians were treated for non-life-threatening wounds.

The explosives-packed vehicle exploded late Saturday as a police vehicle passed.

Two Turkish soldiers martyred in SE Turkish province
Explosives planted by PKK terrorists are detonated; two soldiers martyred, two others wounded
Two Turkish soldiers were martyred and two others were wounded in the town of Hani in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir, as explosives, planted by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were detonated during the field search mission.

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