The Prime Minister of Iraq said that it reached an important agreement with Turkey, whereby Turkey agreed to withdraw its troops from Iraq in the Mosul area and “to respect the territorial integrity of Iraq.” The Iraqi government, according to Kurdish sources promised to limit the influence of the PKK on Iraqi territory, although it’s going to do it, it is not clear how the PKK operates mainly in the territories controlled by the Peshmerga.
The insurgency of the Kurdish PKK and its armed wing HPG (Hêzên Parastina Gel, People’s Defence Force, in Turkey) has intensified throughout 2016 in southeastern Turkey, causing a tightening of the Turkish government’s military and administrative repression. They regained control of cities like Cizre, Nusaybin, Sirnak or Diyarbakir at the price of major destruction. Many mountainous and rural areas, however, are under de facto control of the insurgency.
In General, we can say that the relationship of Turkey with the activities of the Russian military coalition in Syria is quite obvious, and while Erdogan is fulfilling its obligations (that he was not talking in public), he will continue to be our companion in the Syrian war. However, given the changeable nature of Erdogan and the vacillation of traditional Turkish foreign policy, the ear with it should be kept open.
The explosion occurred the next day after the Turkish army launched an assault on the last Outpost of the Caliphate in Northern Syria, while a little earlier the management of “black” has already been calling for intensified terrorist war in Turkey in retaliation for the reversal of the foreign policy of Turkey, which were among the immediate enemies of the Caliphate. However, given the fact that the attack was carried out primarily at police officers, it is not excluded the involvement of the Kurdish workers ‘ Party.
A comparison of satellite photos of the Turkish Diyarbekir before the resumption of the active phase of the war in Turkish Kurdistan and beyond.
Russian specialists from the troops of radiation, chemical and bacteriological protection were in the district where “Moderate” militants used chemical weapons against the Kurds, particularly mustard gas.
At least nine people were killed and more than 100 were wounded on Saturday in an attack in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey. The Turkish authorities first blamed the Kurdish PKK movement, but the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack.