Turkey’s air force hits IS and PKK in Syria and Iraq

Turkey’s air force is attacking Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria and Kurdish PKK militants in northern Iraq to defend the country’s security, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says.

Mr Davutoglu added that 590 suspected IS and PKK members had been arrested.

It follows a week which saw a bomb attack blamed on IS kill 32 people in the Turkish town of Suruc.

Subsequent clashes with IS fighters on the Turkey-Syria border led to the death of a Turkish soldier.

The PKK’s military wing said it had killed two Turkish police officers on Wednesday, claiming they had collaborated with IS in the bombing in Suruc, which targeted left-wing activists.


Aren’t the Kurds on our side? Turkey as well apparently?

  • David

    A convenient excuse for erdogan to kill Kurds?

    • ThomasB

      Exactly. F*ck Erdogan and f*ck the turks: I hope this blows up in their ugly, islamic faces.

      • This is Islam. Everyone has a “reason” to kill anyone.

        That’s what killing cults are all about.

    • BillyHW

      Indeed, they are only pretending to bomb IS so they can go after the Kurds. The Turks are big douchebags, and they need to be kicked out of NATO.

  • Millie_Woods

    And we’re helping ISIS take out Assad and Iran build nuclear weapons. It’s a shit-show.

    • Seriously this is turning into another mess, no matter who we help, no matter who wins we will still be hated.

  • Gaian

    The Turks are islamic swine and act only in self interest. The daesh (isis for for the hopelessly illiterate) are everyone’s enemy and should be killed on sight. The Kurds are islamics and they fight and kill like all other islamics. Turkey has a long history of slaughtering the Kurds, but I have no problem with islamics killing other islamics.

  • ismiselemeas

    How Turkey is allowed to remain in NATO after their tactics over the last year is completely beyond me.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    With more and more nasty players getting sucked into the fighting, it looks more and more like Israel is going to end up “the last man standing” in the region whether Obama likes it or not.