Turkey Has 11 ‘Temporary’ Military Bases In Northern Iraq: Prime Minister

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Turkey Has 11 'Temporary' Military Bases In Northern Iraq: Prime Minister

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Turkey has 11 ‘temporary’ military bases in northern Iraq, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told A Haber broadcaster on June 21. The prime minister added that 400 km2 of northern Iraq had been cleared of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Yildirim said that the Turkish military is shelling PKK positions in Qandil Mountains and claimed that PKK members are crossing into Iran hidding from the attacks. The top Turkish official clarified that Ankara has no problems with Iran over the Qandil operation.

“We cleared the area in northwestern Syria’s Afrin during Operation Olive Branch. We will do the same thing in Mt. Qandil area,” Yildirim said.

President Recep Erdogan announced on June 11 that Turkish forces had launched a military operation against the PKK in the regions of Qandil and Sinjar. It’s ongoing invloving a limited number of Special Operations Forces troops on the ground.

On January 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to defeat the People’s Protection Units (YPG) – a Kurdish armed group described by Ankara as the PKK’s local branch – in the Syrian region of Afrin. On May 18, the Turkish army and its proxies captured most of the region, including the town of Afrin.

Turkey Has 11 'Temporary' Military Bases In Northern Iraq: Prime Minister

Click to see the full-size image. Source: twitter.com/suriyegundemien

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  • FlorianGeyer

    Gipsy Traveller types also have ‘ temporary bases’ in the UK but they are as difficult to get rid of as a stain in ones underpants :)

    • Brother Ma

      Haha

  • Smaug

    The Muslim world is full of permanent arrangements that were intended as temporary.

    • Barba_Papa

      Not just the Muslim world. Everywhere basically. In politics stating that a measure is temporary is just a way to ram it down our throats. For once we are used to it we forget, and then when the time comes to end the temporary measure it becoming permanent instead sneaks past us like a thief in the night.

      So beware of any politician stating ‘it’s just a temporary measure’, for they are sure as hell trying to sneak by a permanent measure instead.

      • Smaug

        Much more so in this area. The existance of Lebanon and it’s complicated government was initially temporary. So was everything regarding Cyprus. There are many examples of “provisional consuls” and similar bodies outlasting the men that created them.

        • Brother Ma

          Yes. Cyprus is ongoing and everyone has forgotten it. Turkey’s winning entry to stealing other peoples’ land planned and abetted by Zionatoyanquistan.

          • Also known as NAToZioYankistan. NATZY!

          • Brother Ma

            I like it! Natzy! Bravo!

    • Brother Ma

      Wrdogan has acieved whathe wants the pig! He has gaoned terrorory for Turkey at the expense of two other countries and is seen as a successful Gazi (jihadi warrior) by his countrymen. Everyone does whathe wants. Merkel pays him iut of euro yaxpayers money,the us panders to him and Russia makes deal with him.

      I hope he chokes on his pork chops!

    • As is the Western World. How many times have Western Sheeple fallen for the “Temporary Tax” or the “Temporary Toll” lie?

  • Brother Ma

    How fitting that the Peshmerga otherwise known as Kurdish traitors to Kurds are allowing the Turks to put bases in their territory! … the sovereign country of Iraq if you ask me. If i was Iraq and could oust those Amerrikkians i would hang all these Kurds friendly to the Turks from the lamposts! All the Kurds who werw ypg and wanted to be independent with Us Zio help? Stripping of Iraqi citizenship and no rights in Iraq. Fuck off to america ,your patrons!

    Hmm ! Janissaries twice over those Peshamerga rightist Kurds! Yuck! They fill the ranks of ISIS as well.

  • Nod

    Muslims are their own worst enemy. If only they could ORGANIZE and cooperate, the fascists in Israel and the USA would not stand a chance…

    But, as we all know, money power rules, and money greed trumps gods of any name…

  • Mikronos