On Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his Iranian counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi in Ankara. During the meeting Davutoglu asked for Tehran’s support to fight their common enemy – US-Israel armed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels who are at war with Ankara since 1986. Both US and Israel have used PKK’s Iranian Kurd proxy, the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) to carry out terrorist attacks inside Iran from their base at Qandil Mountain on the Iran-Iraqi border.
Ahmet Davutoglu’s request for Iranian help has irked Zionist Lobby, which feels that Ankara’s recent decision to move away from Tehran in favor of greater Western alignment might have been premature.
About 10,000 Turkish troops are pursuing Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey and across the border in Iraq since Wednesday after 24 Turkish soldiers were killed and another 12 wounded by the rebels in the deadliest one-day attacks against the military. Turkey’s conflict with the Kurdish rebels has killed tens of thousands of people since the PKK took up arms to fight for autonomy in the country’s Kurdish-dominated southeast in 1984.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi claimed that the deaths of Turkish soldiers might have been avoided if the US had informed Ankara that the rebels were infiltrating into Turkey with heavy weaponry. Normally, the US shares intelligence from surveillance drones with Turkey and Israel.
Washington has refused Ankara’s request that the US occupation forces in Iraq should clear PKK military bases along Turkey-Iraq border. PKK guerrillas captured or killed by Turkish forces, were found to carry American arms sent to Iraq.
Turkey bears responsibility for creating a safe heaven for the PKK in Northern Iraq. Ankara allowed US forces to use military bases in Turkey to attack Iraq during 1991 and 2003 wars. Ankara also helped US to establish a ‘no-fly zone’ in northern Iraq which eventually resulted in the creation of Iraq’s autonomous province of Kurdistan.
Kurd lands were part of Ottoman empire. However, after WW I – Kurd land was divided among Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Armenia by the western powers – as a vengeance against Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi, the Kurd mujahid who defeated Crusaders in 1186.
Iraq’s Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) is also controlled by Israel through Jewish leaders (Richard Perle and Michael Rubin) who ran campaign for the break-up of Iraq into Arab and Kurdish states. US Jewish think tanks, i.e. AEI, Washington Kurdish Institute and Coalition for Democracy in Iran (CDI) – are all founded by AIPAC through Mike and Morris Amitay.
Several leaders among the PKK, PJAK and KDP are Zionist Jews. Furthermore, over 50,000 Kurd Jews are Israeli citizen. This provides Zionist regime golden opportunity to use their extended families and friends inside Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq – to destablize those Muslim countries.
Last month, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Liebeman threatened Turkey with Israel’s active help for PKK. Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglo responded Lieberman by say: “No one will be able to blackmail us”.
Early this month, CIA-Mossad-PKK carried out the assassination of Syrian Kurd leader Mashael Tammo to ignite Kurdish insurgency and civil war in Syria. Mashaal Tammo was one of few Syrian opposition leaders who had voiced opposition to foreign meddling in Syria’s internal affairs. He had boycotted the opposition leaders’ conference in Turkey which resulted in western backed Syrian Transitional Government in exile. Kurd minority in Syria has not joined anti-government riots as yet.
Since 1979 Islamic Revolution – the social, economic and political conditions of Iranian Kurdish minority (7%) have improved more than Kurdish minorites in Tukey (20%). Kurd-majority provinces in Iran have autonomous status under which they’re free to practice their language, culture and religion.
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