Skip to comments.Turkey Claims Israel is Aiding Kurdish Rebels
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 Todays Zaman reported.
According to the report, the Turkish intelligence agencies prepared a report after two Israeli Herons were detected in Turkeys 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 PKKs training camps in northern Syria, near Turkeys Hatay border where Turkish military border posts are relatively weak were established in those locations based on intelligence collected by the UAVs, Todays 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 Hatays 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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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.
I hope so
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.”
Sure hope so. WE keep abandoning them...the best people in the country
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