The attacks on Turkey are part of the larger middle east/north africa remake.
The strikes were obvious attacks on security services and civilians.
At a time when Turkey can ill afford to lose police or military forces and have more of their citizens targeted. These types of attacks ALWAYS undermine the confidence in the government of the day. As they are intended to do.
I’ve written for years about the destabilization of Turkey- The multi faceted attacks against this nation- Like Syria. Like Libya. Featuring an armed insurrection. Financial warfare. Turkish people managed to get through an attempted coup- Also not contrived.
TAK/PKK/YPG took credit.. Ya know the alphabet soup of Kurdish militant groups
Swirl it around and make a new name..
We've talked TAK previously, more then once actually, but if your unfamiliar....
In a statement posted on its website, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, or TAK, said two of its members had sacrificed their lives in the Saturday night attack that targeted security forces outside a stadium shortly after the conclusion of a soccer match.Kurdish Militants Claim Istanbul Attack
"Two of our comrades were heroically martyred in the attack," the statement read. It said the attack was reprisal for state violence in the southeast and the ongoing imprisonment of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK. TAK is considered by authorities as a PKK offshoot.
The Kurdish TAK group claimed responsibility for the attack against the Besiktas Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday evening.
The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) issued a statement on Sunday, a national day of mourning after Saturday’s attack.TAK say's they are going to create more terror:
UPDATE: PKK-affiliated TAK group claims responsibility for Istanbul attack, more violence expected in Turkey
|A member of the PKK-affiliated People's Defense Forces (HPG). File photo: Vice|
“The simultaneous action in Istanbul Vodafone Arena Stadium and Maçka was conducted by our Team Martyr Tirej at 22:30 on 10 December, 2015. Two comrades of ours bravely fell martyr as a result of this action which left some 100 police dead and hundreds of others wounded,” the TAK said in a statement.“Second, the TAK and the PKK have an interest in showing that despite everything that Erdogan said would bring Turkey stability........Turkey has less stability than before,” Romano said.
“The Turkish people are not a direct target of TAK. Our Team Martyr Tirej carried out this action with utmost attention.”
The Kurdish group says Turkey should not expect any stability with the ongoing imprisonment of PKK-leader Abdullah Ocalan and the ‘ongoing AKP facism’ by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
“However, no comfortable life should be expected in Turkey while the imprisonment of Leader Apo continues, the Turkish-AKP fascists torture mothers, expose the bodies of young girls and massacre children in Kurdistan on a daily basis. The peoples of Turkey should say enough to this fascism because only the AKP fascism is responsible for this chaos,” the group said.
Not a false flag perpetrated by the AKP or Erdogan. Less stability is not in their interest.
No more then it was in Assad's interest.
No more then it was in Gadaffi's interest.