terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2014

Turkey's strategy

The Kurds of Turkey watch helplessly and apart, the battle of Kobané, where the Syrian brothers fight relentlessly against the fighters of the group "Islamic State". Note, also, Turkish military forces concentrated on the hill that dominates the border. Are on alert but did not intervene, despite the pressure of the coalition and the calls of the Kurdish population:

"If Turkey keeps silent, will be much worse, we well know. More people will die, they will set fire to shops and cars. I see the reactions of the population, which starts attacking the soldiers and the police. Can produce a massacre ".

For several days that the Turkey suffers violent clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces. The Kurds of Turkey, that are between 15 and 20 million, require the intervention of Ankara. In prison where serving time, the PKK leader, Abdullah Öcalan, threatened to disrupt the peace process, begun in 2012, in the absence of any positive signs from the Turkish Government.

But Erdogan won't give in to blackmail:

"The Turkey is not a country that determines the internal and external policy on the basis of acts of violence of terrorists and bandits. Both the puppets as the maneuver must be aware that Turkey is not a country to be intimidated and influenced by street demonstrations ".

There is also no permeability in sight in NATO. The Turkey won't intervene alone and without conditions. Ankara demands the construction of a buffer zone, the Syrian side, and a no-fly zone. Will have the dual advantage of limiting the risk of contamination of the conflict on Turkish territory and allow the Turkey to control the Syrian Kurds and their weaponry.

On the other side of the border, is a wing of the PKK, which is fighting, the wing that Ankara considers a terrorist, in war against Turkey for 30 years, despite the current truce. The risk that the Turkish Government does not want to race at all is to strengthen the arsenal of a "Kurdistan" at the border.

At the same time seeking a Western land intervention Ankara prevents the Kurds Turks pass the border to assist the fellow Kurds fighting in Kobané. And stresses that the objective of Ankara's fight against the EI but cause the fall of Bashar al-Assad.

If You Enjoyed This, Take 5 Seconds To Share It