Tag: PKK

Now That Daesh is Destroyed, The International Community Must Focus on Defeating The PKK

Donald Trump has announced that the Daesh terror organisation has been destroyed as a paramilitary unit and pseudo-state. As such, there is no longer an excuse for the international community to ignore the dangers of the PKK and its regional affiliates. Since the late 1970s, the PKK has claimed 40,000 […]

Iran’s Peculiar Semi-Official Press Statement About Anti-PKK Operation Speaks to Discontent in Tehran

Iran’s semi-official (with an emphasis on the ‘official’ part) Fars News has published a report denying yesterday’s statement by Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu who revealed that Turkey and Iran had jointly commenced an anti-terror operation against the PKK. While an angry or dismissive denial from a major Iranian figure […]

Turkey and Iran’s Joint Anti-Terror Operation Against The PKK is an Important Step in a Positive Direction

Cooperation against a common threat  Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has just announced that Turkish and Iranian troops have commenced a joint anti-terror operation against the PKK that was previously announced earlier this month. This is welcome news, not least because Iran has often been slow to act against a […]

Iran’s Agreement to Cooperate With Turkey Against PKK Terror is a Positive Step

Cooperation against a common threat  Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has just announced that Turkish and Iranian troops will jointly participate in anti-terror operations against the PKK. This is welcome news, not least because Iran has often been slow to act against a PKK whose Iranian branch PJAK represents a […]

Tulsi Gabbard Continues to Court Extremists While Being Courted by Other Extremists

With all the brazenness of John Bolton revelling in unilateral hostility against Venezuela, US Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took to Twitter to announce that her guest of “honour” during yesterday’s State of The Union address, would be a ringleader of a dangerous terror organisation. WOW YPG/PYD/SDC representative Ilham […]

Turkey is Not Fighting Kurds – Turkey is Fighting a Specific Group of Extremist Terrorists

A majority of media outlets outside of Turkey and some neighbouring states falsely claim that Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch and a forthcoming/post-US withdrawal operation to neutralise terrorists in Syria east of the River Euphrates is designed to target “the Kurds”. Likewise, many US political leaders including National Security Advisor John […]

Dr. Strangetrump or How John Bolton Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Communists

Members of the Trump administration are well known for their harsh criticisms of the far-left governments in Venezuela and Cuba. But while the Trump administration falls solidly within the lingering post-Cold War anti-communist atmosphere that continues to linger in Washington in spite of the fact that there are very few […]

Europe’s Terror Filled New Year Celebrations: Why European Leaders Must Lean Counterterrorism Strategy From Turkey

The vast majority of colonial/imperialist powers of the modern era have been European states. Yet even though the age of formal empire has long since passed, European leaders still show little if any contrition for the crimes of the past. Instead, European powers have frequently championed neo-colonial wars in states […]