Turkish Artillery Firing
Turkish Artillery Firing

Turkey’s artillery on Saturday shelled areas controlled by Kurdish fighters in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkish bombs hit areas of Aleppo, including Minnigh, which was recently recaptured by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces from Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Ankara accuses Syrian Kurdish group Democratic Union Party, also known as the PYD, and its military wing the YPG of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group that has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s.

According to YPG sources, the shelling struck the strategic Minnigh military airport.

The development came after Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a televised speech Saturday threatened military action against Syrian Kurdish fighters, saying, “We can, if necessary, take the same measures in Syria as we took in Iraq and Qandil.”

The Turkish army launched airstrikes against the PKK positions in northern Iraq on their Qandil mountain stronghold and Turkey as well as purported Daesh targets in Syria in 2015. Elsewhere in his comments the Turkish premier stated, “The leadership cadre and ideology of the PKK and PYD is the same.” In an apparent reference to the US policies and recent comments by US State Department spokesman John Kirby that Washington does not consider the PYD as a terror group and would continue to support its operations in Syria, Davutoglu said, “Those who say that they are not terror groups either do not know the region or have bad intentions.”

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Kurdish groups like the PYD and its military wing, the YPG, have been making advances in the campaign against the Daesh terrorists inside Syria.

The Turkish prime minister, meanwhile, said Ankara would soon send documentation to the US “to show that the PYD is a branch of the PKK.” The US and the European Union recognize the PKK as a terror group.

Also on Saturday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation in Syria.

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Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-02-13 22:08

shoot them down. this c**p has to be stopped.

AdilRajaa
AdilRajaa
2016-02-13 22:07

@leithfadel what are the Russian diplomatic cables saying after that?

kwo
kwo
2016-02-13 22:01

With turkish air-force?

Kroslav
Kroslav
2016-02-13 21:56

@leithfadel Leith was missing from twitter for 13h. I guess accumulated sleep. Lol

Ferhat Erdal
Ferhat Erdal
2016-02-13 21:50

It is not YPG, it is SDF.

Dhyana
Dhyana
2016-02-13 22:32

@leithfadel What? The S-400s are idle? How can Turkish fighters enter Syrian airspace?

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stein
2016-02-14 00:14
Reply to  Dhyana

ignore the pic, it was artillery

Leo
Leo
2016-02-14 00:36
Reply to  Dhyana

2Dhyana: YPG has US as their friends, US&Turkey both NATO. IF US is YPG’s friend, than perhaps kurds should speak2US First ? or perhaps start reconsidering their friendship W. Yankees ?!

Zafer Abokerch
Zafer Abokerch
2016-02-14 02:26

If there’s one man on Earth who knows what is going on, https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=126&v=ESZN_YDE-TU

YouRock
YouRock
2016-02-14 08:17

Please, remove jet fighter picture if you talking about ground artillery.

Miguel
Miguel
2016-02-14 17:16

Síria Grande

Miguel
Miguel
2016-02-14 17:17

Grande Síria