Monday, May 30, 2016

Turkish President Erdogan Accuses Russia Of Arming Kurdish PKK Militants In Their War Against Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, greets supporters during a rally to mark the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Reuters: Turkey's Erdogan accuses Russia of arming PKK militants

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia of providing anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), government officials said on Monday, confirming reports in local media.

Speaking to reporters on board his airplane after a visit to the southeastern province of Diyarbakir over the weekend, Erdogan accused Moscow of transferring weaponry to the PKK via Iraq and Syria, the pro-government Star newspaper said.

"At this moment, terrorists are using anti-aircraft guns and missiles supplied by Russia. The separatist terrorist organization is equipped with these weapons. They have been transferred to them via Syria and Iraq," the newspaper reported Erdogan as saying.

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Update: Turkey Accuses Russia Of Arming PKK (RFE)

WNU Editor: Russia's response .... Turkey Must Prove Russia Supplying PKK With Weapons – Moscow (Sputnik). what's my take .... so much for talk on reconciliation .... Turkish Official Predicts Relations With Russia Will Mend Shortly (RFE).

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Erdogan is a willing participant in a knife fight.

Now he is bitching about it.