Views on the News – 27 July 2015


  • US Backs Turkey’s ‘Right To Self-Defense’
  • CHP Ready to Take on Burden of Coalition for Turkey’s Interest
  • Hundreds Detained in Second Wave of Terror Raids across Turkey


US Backs Turkey’s ‘Right To Self-Defense’

The U.S. has defended Turkey’s right to self-defense, in reference to a recent wave of terrorist attacks.

“We strongly condemn the (pro-Kurdish terrorist organization) PKK’s recent terrorist attacks within Turkey, and respect our NATO ally Turkey’s right to self-defense,” National Security Council spokesman Alistair Baskey said in a written statement.

On Friday night and Saturday, Turkish air forces bombed, for the first time in the last two-and-a-half years, PKK camps in northern Iraq. Turkey also launched this week attacks against Daesh in Syria.

Turkey’s operation targeting the PKK comes after a string of attacks against Turkish security forces in the country’s southeastern region, believed to have been carried out by the outlawed organization.

The new wave of tension is feared to pose a severe blow to what is known in Turkey as the “solution process”, during which the PKK declared a cease-fire in 2013.

The solution process was launched to end the decades-old conflict with the outlawed PKK, a dispute which has claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people over more than 30 years in Turkey.

Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama’s envoy, Brett McGurk, strongly condemned the PKK’s attacks and said the U.S. fully respects “Turkey’s right to self-defense”.

McGurk said on Twitter there was “no connection between these airstrikes against PKK and recent understandings to intensify US-Turkey cooperation against ISIL [Daesh]”. [Source: Anadolu Agency]

Finally the inevitable end has come. Turkey intruded into Iraq and Syria at the same time. The US is satisfied from this situation. The US has finally found an ally with bases nearby Iraq and Syria. Turkey has to resign from the colonialist organization NATO and reunite the Islamic world by giving Nusrah to Khilafah supporters.


CHP Ready to Take on Burden of Coalition for Turkey’s Interest

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) is prepared to assume the responsibility of forming a coalition for the sake of Turkey, despite being well-aware of the consequences, CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has said, just days after “exploratory talks” on a deal between the CHP and the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

“Even though we know the heavy toll of a coalition government, we could assume such a responsibility for the country’s future. We are proceeding forward for Turkey’s interests rather than the party’s benefits. We observe that every delay [in the process of forming a coalition] makes the toll before Turkey heavier,” Kilicdaroglu said.

Stating that the June 7 parliamentary election results and the current conditions in the country had forced them to shoulder the responsibility for such a burden, Kilicdaroglu said being a partner in a possible coalition was in accord with the party’s historic mission.

“We are aware of the weighty responsibility we are taking up, and the heavy price within and outside [the country], economically and socially, that we face,” he said, adding that he hoped the transitional government was also aware of this.

“Maybe they [AKP] are not ready for a coalition; we would understand that too. I believe that if it was for [Prime Minister] Ahmet Davutoglu a more decisive and consistent result would be formed,” Kilicdaroglu said, hinting that the prime minister was not alone in deciding on a coalition partner. [Source: Hurriyet Daily]

Democratic ways makes politic movements unprincipled. AKP has made lost last 13 years for the Islamic consciousness in Turkey by giving a hope and always delay Islamic demands, always compromising in return of very little benefits.


Hundreds Detained In Second Wave of Terror Raids across Turkey

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a press conference on Saturday that in addition to 302 people detained on Friday, 288 more were detained in operations that took place in 22 provinces throughout Friday night and early on Saturday. “As of now, a total of 590 terror-linked people who pose a potential threat to Turkey have been detained,” he said.

Police teams raided locations in a number of provinces, including İstanbul, Ankara, Konya, Adana and Erzincan early on Saturday. In Adana, 54 people were detained in the second wave of a police operation that targeted ISIL and the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) — an affiliate of the PKK. The first wave of the operation was launched on Friday, during which hundreds were also detained across Turkey.

The office also said the operation was conducted to locate the perpetrators of recent attacks on the city’s security forces. The police in addition seized several guns and documents belonging to the terrorist organization at the raided locations. The statement declared that the operations against the PKK would continue.

Turkish police launched the first raids targeting ISIL, the PKK and the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) on Friday in 13 provinces across Turkey and detained 297 suspects, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said, vowing that the crackdown will continue.

In a press conference on Friday afternoon, Davutoglu said the security operations against ISIL, the PKK and the DHKP/C were not a one-time event but were to be comprehensive and would continue.

The prime minister also informed the nation that 297 people had been detained so far in simultaneous raids across the country early on Friday morning, including 37 foreign nationals, and that a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized during the operations. He also confirmed that one DHKP/C suspect was killed in a gunfight with police in İstanbul during a police raid there.

According to news agencies, during the anti-terror operation in İstanbul’s Bagcilar district, suspects opened fire on the police. A female DHKP/C suspect was reportedly killed during the operation. The suspected DHKP/C member, whose name was reported to be Gunay Ozaslan, was wanted by police on suspicion of preparing for a suicide bomb attack. [Source: Todays’s Zaman]

The Turkish government has started a countrywide witchhunt against both Islamic and socialist people under the pretext of terrorist attacks. And no one knows where it will end.