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TURKEY: Caught Between Syria's Kurds and a Hard Spot


World  (tags: Turkey, middle-east, world, Syria, violence, politics, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 876 days ago - ipsnews.net
- In a display of muscle-flexing, Turkish tanks this week carried out military exercises on the Syrian border, just a few kilometres away from towns that Syrian Kurds had seized from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.



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Comments

Azaima A. (225)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 8:07 am
thanks
 

Elle B. (82)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:16 am
Thank-you Cal...good update.
 

ellen m. (222)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:32 am
al Assad will not be deterred in his actions by Turkey or anyone else..this whole thing is atrocious, and with so much on the line, all players seem to be drawing their lines in the sand, so to speak.
I hope an end to Assads lunacy come's before more pay the ultimate price for it...*sigh
Thanks Cal
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 10:42 am
Sadly Al Assad and others have taken their own personal views and carried those out instead of what is good for the people. Now everything is such a spider web of a mess that to untangle it may take to long and the people are going to suffer
 

John B. (122)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 10:53 am
Thanks Cal for posting the IPS article by Dorian Jones. Turkey is sandwiched in that is for sure and I hope the experts are right when they predict that Ankara will not pursue a military action. Read and sadly noted
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 12:01 pm
Noted , hope for a quick solution !!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 5:21 pm
will this ever end
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:34 pm
Here is a nice article about the partition of the Kurds and the trouble that this caused:
http://www.kurdyouth.org/learn/hst001.htm
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:52 am
Noted, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:59 am
Thanks to Turkey for providing the badly needed housing and medical care needed by these brave Syrians.
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 6:07 am
If ever there was a people who deserved a state it is the Kurds.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:46 am
When will war no longer be one of the solutions?
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:58 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Janet B. (36)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:24 pm
More war!
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:31 pm
Turkey has never acknowledged the Armenian Genocide in Van. Turkey has never retreated from the invasion of the Island of Cyprus.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:21 am
I wish the Kurdish people well. I know very little, am pretty ignorant, but I have long heard of the suffering they have gone through. War makes for a heavy heart.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:16 am
Dok ovo ratuju,drugi koriste.Zavadi pa vladaj.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:36 am
Thank you.
 
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