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Turkey Claims Israel is Aiding Kurdish Rebels
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/1/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 01/17/2012 5:58:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Turkish intelligence agencies are claiming that Israeli Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) spied for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman reported.

According to the report, the Turkish intelligence agencies prepared a report after two Israeli Herons were detected in Turkey’s Hatay and Adana provinces roughly two months ago. The report says the Herons were collecting intelligence on Turkish military units in order to aid PKK operations in those regions.

The report asserts that the PKK’s training camps in northern Syria, near Turkey’s Hatay border “where Turkish military border posts are relatively weak” were established in those locations based on intelligence collected by the UAVs, Today’s Zaman said.

The report also claims that Kenan Yıldızbakan, a PKK member who commanded an assault against a Turkish naval base in İskenderun in 2010, has made repeated trips into Israeli territory, a fact which reinforces suspicions of a possible link between Israeli and the PKK.

Two weeks ago, the Turkish army nearly downed an Israeli UAV that was observed spying above the Turkish 14th Hawk B. Brigade Command in Hatay’s Kırıkhan district for four hours.

Turkish media said the aerial vehicle was hovering over the brigade command post in order to capture pictures of missile batteries and radar equipment. It was spotted by military personnel, the reports said, but before they could get permission to attack it the drone moved out of range.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; kurds; pkk; rebels; turkey
If true, good. If not true, it should become true as soon as possible.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 5:58:14 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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Thanks Eleutheria5. Turkey is drawing on a very weak hand. Israel need only point out that the Turks have been sponsoring mass-murder by the PLO and Hamas, as well as carrying it out itself against the Kurds, Armenians, and (by not intervening) Syrians, and has allied itself with Iran and other states (including Syria) intent on the destruction of Israel and genocide of the Jews, and currently carrying out an illegal occupation of Lebanon (which followed Syria’s multi-decade illegal occupation of Lebanon) via its Hizbollah proxies.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 6:35:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Eleutheria5
Who knows what is true over there. But for my money Turkey has screwed the pooch for good. No EU, NATO days are numbered. Just when Israel is becoming a major source of mideast natural gas, Turkey turns into an islamist pumpkin. Making an enemy of Israel was a really bad idea, but Turkey has really bad leaders right now. F* them.
3 posted on 01/17/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Eleutheria5

I hope so


4 posted on 01/17/2012 7:24:34 PM PST by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: Eleutheria5

As they say in the Middle East, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” It’s an ancient proverb that means that solely because two parties have a common enemy, they are friends. Often described as an Arab proverb, there is also an identical Chinese proverb that says, “It is good to strike the serpent’s head with your enemy’s hand.” And also in Exodus 23:22, it’s said, “I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.”


5 posted on 01/17/2012 10:05:54 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Sure hope so. WE keep abandoning them...the best people in the country


6 posted on 01/17/2012 10:15:42 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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7 posted on 01/18/2012 5:23:00 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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