Skip to comments.Turkey, Iran launch coordinated attacks on Kurds
Posted on 06/05/2008 8:27:35 PM PDT by Flavius
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey and Iran have been carrying out coordinated strikes on Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, a top Turkish general said Thursday in the first military confirmation of Iranian-Turkish cooperation in the fight against separatists there.
Gen. Ilker Basbug, Turkey's land forces commander, said the two countries have been sharing intelligence and planned more coordinated attacks in the future against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and PEJAK, the group's Iranian wing.
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Toward the end of the article the AP employee reports on this pesky little detail. Today the United States designated the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of E.O. 13224. TAK is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers party (PKK) terrorist group and is responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in Turkey, which targeted tourist locations, military sites, and government buildings, resulting in several deaths. With this designation, the United States reaffirms its commitment to fight terrorism in cooperation with its NATO ally, Turkey. The United States will continue to work with Turkey, Iraq, and the rest of Europe against the PKK and its support networks and affiliates, such as the TAK. There must be no safe havens for such terrorists.
The PKK is not part of the Kurdish Regional Government. Just in case some do not know.
Why are we allowing Iran to do this?
Turkey is our Ally /sarcasm off
It's the same question that echos through the halls of Washington.
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