Turkey: Victim of Its Own Enthusiasm for Jihad

The government big guns in Ankara just shrugged it off when on June 5, 2015, only two days before general elections in the country, homegrown jihadist militants for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syia (ISIS, or ISIL or IS) detonated bombs, killing four people and injuring over 100, at a pro-Kurdish political rally.

Again, when IS, on July 20, 2015, bombed a meeting of pro-Kurdish peace activists in a small town on Turkey’s Syrian border, killing 33 people and injuring over 100, the government behaved as if it had never happened. After all, a bunch of “wild boys” from the ranks of jihad — which the ruling party in Ankara not-so-secretly aspires to — were killing the common enemy: Kurds.

  • Hard Little Machine

    We should arm the Kurds

  • pdxnag

    The Jihadi-Train has only one official stopping point, apocalypse.

  • Maggat

    Those Turks are a fowl bunch.

  • xavier

    The missing ingredient is recognition. The Turks and the Arabs need to be put in theirbplace. My utopia is a pan Kurd/Yazadi/Christain region with an Israeli and Jordanian hinterland. I would organize it a buffer Crusader type kingdom/limes.

    Yeah a little psyops war to watch the Moslems heads explode with conspiracy theories