Ibrahim Kalin, the Turkish president’s official representative, has accused the US newspaper The New York Times of attempting to justify the activities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

“This is not journalism. This is a blatant attempt by The New York Times to justify and whitewash PKK terrorism. By the same logic, Bin Laden was a ‘hero’ to some?! Would you call Milosevic and Mladic also ‘heros’ to some people?!” Ibrahim Kalin wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

The comment is in reference to a report published on August 16 by The New York Times, saying that “Turkey killed the leader of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party during an air strike in Iraq, but this man was a hero for the Yazidis because he helped them when their lives were threatened by militants of the Daesh* terrorist group.”

Ankara considers the PKK to be a terrorist group that conducts constant attacks inside the country. According to the Anadolu news agency, the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey had conducted a special operation in the Sinjar district of northern Iraq. As a result of the operation one of the leaders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party Ismael Ozden, also known as “Mam Zeki Shengali”, was killed.

Ismael Ozden was on the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs “red list” of wanted terrorists.

Ankara’s struggle with the PKK has been ongoing for almost four decades, since the early 1980s. PKK militants are currently seeking autonomy within Turkey for Kurds, who represent the country’s largest ethnic minority, and the recognition of their civil and political rights.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Health, wealth, long life and happiness to the PKK. To the Turk fascists, not so much.

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Amusing since Turkey bought shïtloads of blood-oil from Daesh, especially Erdogan’s son Bilal’s oil company, Turkey is backing terrorist organisations like the nefarious al-Zenki (the child beheaders), Hamas, Jays-al-Islam, etc etc. Turkish intelligence service MIT is even indicted for terrorist activities in France since one of their hitmen murdered 3 (100% non violent) 3 Kurdish activists (all 3 were women). A near similar case is running in Germany, but only with murder attempts since the ‘hits’ failed… It’s the pot calling the kettle black and the resuming of PKK activities after several years of truce can only be blamed on… Read more »

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TURDS just stole christian properties, shut down school. TURDS just like Turkey.