Tag: PKK

Sri Lankan President is Correct to Link Terror Attacks to Illegal Narcotics Trade

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has long sought to toughen his country’s position against the illegal narcotics trade. As a strategically located island nation, narcotics dealers have recently increased their presence in the country as they seek to turn Sri Lanka into a regional base for the trafficking of illegal […]

Turkey and Iran Successfully Complete Joint Anti-Terror Operation Against PKK

Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has confirmed that between the 18th and 23rd of March, Turkish and Iranian forces conducted a successful cross-border operation against PKK terrorists and their PJAK affiliates. Turkish media have reported that both sides have agreed to continue their cooperation against a mutual terrorist threat for […]

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 […]