Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkish forces will attack areas in Iraq if the government in Baghdad is unable to “clear” them of armed Kurdish groups, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with CNN Turk Thursday.

Qandil, Sinjar, and Makhmur will be targeted by Turkish forces should Baghdad not rid them of Kurdish forces, Erdogan said.

On Thursday, polling group Gezici said that Erdogan is unlikely to attain a first-round win in Turkey’s upcoming elections and that the president’s AKP Party is projected to lose its majority in Parliament when Turks go to vote on June 24. In April, the Turkish leader called for snap elections in order to expand the authority of the Turkish executive branch.

Erdogan also said that Turkey’s “state of emergency,” which was declared after an attempted coup in 2016, may be revoked after Turkish citizens go to vote later in June.

Despite a 15-year reign in the Turkish Parliament, the pollster said that the AKP Party and its allied nationalist MHP only have 48.7 percent support, which would end the majority rule by Erdogan’s party and its domestic allies.

The Turkish military has previously conducted operations against Kurdish forces in Syria and in the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, officially known in the Iraqi constitution as the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Al Monitor reports that threats by Turkish officials to strike Kurdish militants arrive in “the midst of a heated election campaign dominated by nationalist bluster, raising questions about Ankara’s motive.”

Source: Sputnik

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Erdogan’s henchmen will prevent his electoral defeat. IMHO.
The dictator will prevail by fraud.

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Won’t be the first time : the “referendum” was already rigged!
Problem : everybody has an eye on Erdolf and turkey is already facing recession, that’s even why he introduced a snap election, considering that in 2019, the situation having no other option than degrading more, he could only end ousted for sure.

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ErDOG and his team must be shiit scared at the prospect of electoral defeat as they have seen the public is not happy with them. Now it is time for ErDOG & Team to whip up the war hysteria and prop up the PKK & YPG Kurds as a very big threat to Turki as they all need a dead horse to beat and create a war hysteria in the nation so that people will be forced to support ErDOG.

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Doesn’t seems to work well… And, now it may depend on Iraqis but… IQAF has 36 F-16IQ, these are the last version (F-16V) with some mods adapted for Iraq’s needs. Despite not being numerous, they’re 15-20 years ahead of Turkish F-16 when it comes to radars and ECM. Once loaded for air superiority (conformal tanks, a belly tank, 4 TERs for 12 AMRAAMs, 2 AMRAAMs under outer wings and 2 Sidewinders), they can bounce any Turkish strike pack, especially if they work together with SAMs and AWACS help. Iraqi Govt. already warned that Turkish activities had to cease and they… Read more »

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Moshe Dayan commanded the Arab-israeli war you imbecile, where arabs were humiliated. The trouble with your type of arabs are that you lack intelligence. Turkey is already 30km into Iraq, start using those F16s and see what happens 🙂

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So many low intelligence ‘people’ on this Fetto site