Turkish forces “neutralized” a senior member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, during an operation in Iraqi Sinjar, the Turkish general staff said on Wednesday.

“Ismail Ozden, a member of the PKK executive committee and the terrorist group’s senior figure in Sinjar… was eliminated during an operation conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces and intelligence on August 15,” the general staff said on Twitter.

Ozden was on the list of the most wanted PKK militants abroad, according to the general staff.

Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by the PKK members. The Turkish forces are involved in anti-PKK raids across the country and in northern Iraq.

The PKK’s main base is reportedly located in the Qandil Mountains, an Iraqi mountainous area near the Iranian border.

‘Anti-Turkey’ Propaganda Campaign by PKK Supporters Doomed to Fail – Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara and Baghdad have reached an agreement on cooperation in combating militants from the PKK.

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

 

Source: Sputnik

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“‘Anti-Turkey’ Propaganda Campaign by PKK Supporters Doomed to Fail – Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara and Baghdad have reached an agreement on cooperation in combating militants from the PKK.”
=> Best ‘Anti-Turkey’ Propaganda Campaign happens every time Erdogan opens his mouth.
Well, it’s true that his heathen rhetoric is impressive… So hot the Turkish economy is melting down…

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True enough – the Billions Qatar has donated to salvage Turkey’s economy are just a drop on a hot stone.

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It’d probably need about half a trillion $ if not a trillion to sponge the Turkish debt-trap!

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Iraq Condemns Turkish Strikes on Sinjar :
https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1366076/iraq-condemns-turkish-strikes-sinjar?amp
Erdogan vows to stand by Iraq in fight against terror groups (video) :
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/erdogan-vows-to-stand-by-iraq-in-fight-against-terror-groups-video/
Seems Iraq is not appreciating too much the Turkish “help” 😉 :
Ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub said: “The ministry condemns these attacks and categorically denies the existence of any coordination between Baghdad and Ankara in this issue.”
“The ministry renews its call on Turkey to withdraw its forces from Iraqi territory, given that their presence violates international treaties and the country’s sovereignty,” he added.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MURDER OF MAM ZEKI AND CONTINOUS GENOCIDAL TURDISH ATTACK ON THE EZIDIS: Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-Presidency issued a written statement on the Shengal Yazidi Coordination and KCK Executive Council Member Zeki Şengali who lost his life in an assassination by the Turkish state in Shengal on August 15 and pointed out the roles of the US, the Iraqi government and the KDP. In the statement, KCK Executive Council Co-Presidency said: “Mâm Zeki of the Yazidis, our comrade and a cadre and militant of our freedom movement for 35 years, Comrade Zeki Şengalî (Ismail… Read more »

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Thousands bid farewell to Mam Zeki Şengalî: Thousands of people bid farewell to Zeki Şengalî, Yazidi Society Coordination and KCK Executive Council member who lost his life on 15 August as a result of Turkish warplane airtrikes. Thousands gathered at the Martyr Dilgeş and Martyr Berxwedan Martyrs’ Cemetery in an emotional funeral ceremony for the very much loved Mam (Uncle) Zeki. The Turkish state carried out an assassination with fighter jets on August 15, the 4th anniversary of the massacre the ISIS gangs carried out in Shengal’s Kocho village. A military ceremony was held at the cemetery of YBŞ (Shengal… Read more »

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF A GREAT MAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS PEOPLE: Zeki Sengalî (Ismail Ozden), or Mam (Uncle) Zeki of the Yazidis as everybody knew him, was martyred on 15 August in Shengal, following a calculated attack launched by Turkish warplanes following a commemoration of the Yazidis massacred in Kocho village on 15 August 2014. Zeki Sengalî was born in 1952 in the village of Şimzê, which belongs to the Qubîn (Beşiri) district of Batman province in North Kurdistan. He completed his primary education in the village, dropping out of school before finishing secondary education. VILLAGE LIFE He… Read more »