Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday 23 February that the Syrian Kurds are cooperating with the Kurds, who carry on an armed struggle on Turkish territory.
The Turkish government accused the Kurdish group Democratic Union (YPG) in Syria that they receive orders from the militants of the Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK, a Kurd. Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan — PKK), reports «Week» with reference to Reuters.
PKK militants leading a guerrilla war for Kurdish autonomy in southeastern Turkey.
During a speech in Parliament, davutoğlu accused the PKK and the Syrian Kurds in the organization and implementation of terrorist attack in Ankara on 17 February, which killed 29 people.
«These two groups worked together in carrying out attacks,» said Davutoglu.
We will remind, on February 17 in the capital of Turkey was a massive explosion. Earlier it was reported 18 killed and 45 wounded in the blast. Later it became known that the death toll had increased to 28 and the number of injured according to official figures rose to 61 people. Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdag called the incident an act of terrorism.
In turn, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will never waver in protecting against terrorism. Ankara has accused Syrian Kurds support the Assad regime, in the preparation and implementation of the attack on 17 February. In turn, the United States has stated that it is not able to confirm or deny the accusations of Turkey. The Kurds, in turn, denied any involvement in the attack.
However, later, one of Kurdish groups — the «freedom Hawks of Kurdistan» (Kürdistan Özgürlük Şahinleri) has claimed responsibility for the attack in Ankara.
A quarter of Turkey’s population is 20 million Kurdish people. This is one of the few Nations of the modern world, still do not have their own state. Kurdish rebels operate in North Mesopotamia of the Tigris and Euphrates at the border with Turkey, Iraq and Syria. The Kurds profess moderate Islam, most of them consider themselves supporters of the ideas of socialism or social democracy of the European sample.
Ankara calls «the Kurdistan workers ‘party» separatist terrorist organization, whose fighters held in Turkish killings of police, soldiers and civilians as well as make the country the terrorist attacks. While Western countries though referred PKK to terrorist organizations, however, regard the Syrian and Iraqi factions of the Kurds as allies in the fight against «Islamic state» in Syria. So the Kurdish troops, like the majority of Syrian Sunnis, simultaneously at war with the regime of Bashar al-Assadand the «Islamic state».
We will remind, the Kurds announced the end of years of truce with Turkey in mid-July after the raids of Turkish aviation. Since then, the Kurds almost daily make raids that end in death or injury of law enforcement officers.
The Kurdish troops (Peshmerga) are one of the forces that has fierce opposition grouping «Islamic state» (IG). The most famous point of the confrontation was the Syrian city of Kobani near the border with Turkey. Ankara promises not to stop bombing as the terrorists of the «Islamic state» and fight against them Kurds.
In parallel, Turkey has launched large-scale operation against alleged extremists suspected of having links with the terrorist organization «Islamic state» militants of the Kurdistan workers party.
«The Kurdistan workers ‘party» (PKK, Kurd. Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan — PKK, from January 2000 — «Democratic national Union», since 4 April 2002 is called the «Congress of freedom and democracy of Kurdistan» (KADEK)) is a Kurdish political organization that was established on 27 November 1978 as a Marxist-Leninist (Maoist bias) clandestine group. The PKK established its headquarters in the Bekaa valley (Lebanon) and had the opportunity to train in the camps of the Palestine liberation Organization. The slogan of the party was declared a «United, independent, democratic Kurdistan». In 1984, the PKK declares war on the government of Turkey.
Victims of the armed conflict between Kurds and Turkey, which lasts for more than 30 years, more than 40 thousand people.
Ankara accuses the Syrian Kurds in cooperation with separatists in Turkey 23.02.2016