I presented the obviousness, the reality, that the US supports the PKK as a sort of “stay behind army” to keep Turkey in check three years ago. In 2014. And wrote about that subject several times afterwards. I will relink that post with selected quotes at the end of this latest news
Defense Minister Canikli said weapons given to PKK-linked groups in Syria has exceed 3,000 trucks, adding that he presented documents at a NATO meeting that show the PKK used those arms in their latest attacks on Turkish forces
Defense ministers of NATO countries who gathered for a two-day meeting in Brussels were given documents and images by Turkish officials showing the links between the People's Protection Units (YPG), a militant group dominated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the PKK, which killed six Turkish soldiers and two village guards last week with an anti-tank missile the U.S. gave to the SDF.
Speaking on the second day of the meeting at NATO headquarters yesterday, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said the weapons given to the SDF now exceed 3,000 trucks, and "this number does not match the necessity in the fight against Daesh."
Explaining that he has told all of his NATO counterparts about the danger caused by providing weapons to the SDF, Canikli said that since the fight against Daesh is over, there is no further explanation for the ongoing arming of a terrorist organization by a NATO ally.
"We said that the YPG was the PKK's Syrian offshoot, they are commanded from the same place and they are bred from the same pool. We presented it with documents and photographs. We have presented it not only to the U.S. but also to Britain, Spain, Albania and other countries," Canikli said.
Turkish intelligence officials and police recently discovered a secret tunnel from the Turkish border town of Nusaybin to Qamishli, Syria.
The governorate of Mardin where Nusaybin is located said that the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and the local police were carrying out counterterrorism operations in the area and started combing the site on Oct. 31, upon information regarding a secret tunnel.
The tunnel was six meters underground and its entrance in Syrian was blocked. It was located in an empty lot, officials said, noting that they were examining "the workplace and residence" where the tunnel's entrance in Turkey is.
Continuous U.S. support for the YPG has stirred tensions between Washington and Ankara. Washington has insisted that the PKK, and the YPG which is the Democratic Union Party's (PYD) militia, are two different organizations and that supporting the YPG is the only option to defeat Daesh. Meanwhile, Ankara has argued that rather than supporting and arming a "terrorist group," an alternative could be found with local Arab tribes backed by other countries in the region.
From the other day: Blink & You’ll Miss that Turkey’s PM Yildirim is in Washington
|propaganda poster Syria 2014|
Fortunately for my readers a good chunk of it was posted here 3 years ago
“One of the many political complications facing the U.S. in the arrangement is that these Kurdish fighters—an offshoot of a group designated by the U.S. and Turkey as a terror organization—want to keep control of the territory they have seized to create their own vision of a utopian society"
“YPG/PKK commanders and senior political leaders affiliated with the group said they were eager to join the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in return for recognition and support from Washington and its allies for the Kurdish-dominated self-rule administrations they have established in northern Syria"My 2014 checklist:
PKK as Stay Behind Army Checklist
1-Keeping Turkish leadership in check- Yup
2-Involved in bombings etc., to terrorize the population and leadership into compliance- Yup
The PKK continued to demonstrate its nationwide reach with typical tactics and techniques that included ambushes of military patrols in the countryside, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along known military or police routes and bombings of both security and civilian targets in urban areas.It seems terrorism does have it's rewards. At least for the PKK. So, what does that suggest to us about the backers of the PKK?
3- The leader of the PKK stinks to high heaven of a CIA/NATO asset. The man at the forefront of the PKK stay behind has always been Ocalan- He has been ensconced safely in the embrace of the Turkish deep state and the CIA- Imprisoned but influential still.