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The militant wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have taken responsibility for a Turkish F-16 jet that was downed in the predominately Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Monday.

The PKK claimed that the jet was on a bombing mission on its positions. The Turkish military have engaged in the last year on an aggressive offensive against the PKK strongholds to root out the outlawed group.

Turkey has denied the F-16 in question was on a bombing mission and rather that it was a training mission.

Despite the downing of the jet, the pilot ejected to safety.

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Huhu, what did I say about it? 😉 Training mission my a*s! Just see what Gollum did to Kurdish cities in the south-east and the opression against Kurds that have nothing to see with PKK, the extra-judicial killings etc etc. Even the attacks against Syrians and Iraqi Kurds! Gollum is totally nuts! There is near a third of Turkish population being Kurd. By going on like this, this moron will end with a real civil war. Even if only 10% of Kurds were deciding to fight the state, it’d be 5x the Turkish army’s manpower and Turkish army’s kill ratio… Read more »

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Like the last Sultan and the Young Turks he feels that another genocide can solve the problem. Turks did it often before in the last two centuries. p.s. I agree. “Economical assets much less…” Even a blown up garbage can in the tourist areas can kill off this industry. If I remember right this has been done before – many years ago. With anti material rifles so freely available, militants could e.g. aim for landed civilian tourist planes, and other costly or psychological sensitive items in non Kurdish areas. Not to destroy much or harm – just scare.

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There’d be much more interesting targets.
It’d be very easy to deprive Turkey of about 10% of its economy for months in a few minutes and it would be both spectacular and would f*****g hurt without any casualty!
I’d also highly consider breaking Erdogan’s heart by totally f*****g up his “spiritual home”, thus such thing would more be symbolic and a personal attack : the village has no strategic interest at all…

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And 10% less will hurt Erdogans political chances. It is more than 10% less jobs and less hard currency for Turkey. Turkey is short on both.

p.s. Erdogan’s and Putin’s political success and internal popularity come from the economic advances that are associated with the time of their tenure.

The embargo on Russia aims to scratch Putin politically by damage to Russia’s economy.

Putin’s embargo on Turkey is a success story. Learn from the Czar to defeat the Sultan. LOL