Erdogan Screams Insurgence Syria At NATO Meeting
Turkey–Russian invasion seems to giving other countries ideas of supremacy as well. The new kid on the block here is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Israeli PM who is now threatening an incursion into Syria to secure Turkey’s southern border.
Erdogan has not been in favor of certain European countries to join the NATO as well and seems to have been siding with Russia, indirectly over this. In a recent cabinet meeting, he has spelled out his reasons around the attack as his aim to resume Turkish efforts to create a 30-kilometer (20 mile) safe zone along its border with Syria.
Earlier on, he had threatened to open the floodgates of refugees into the European countries, expressing desperation to manage swelling numbers and low cooperation from NATO over supporting funds. The outburst of a threat came on the sidelines of the NATO debate where participants happen to coolly ignore Erdogan’s protest over the induction of Sweden and Finland in the NATO umbrella.
Erdogan seemed to have found a fit way of being heard. He did not spill further the beans of destruction. Turkish forces have launched three major incursions into northern Syria, taking control of areas along the border in a bid to secure its frontier from threats from the ISIS group and Kurdish militia group, the People’s Protection Units, or YPG.
Erdogan has spoken against the induction of Sweden and Finland as he believes that both countries are responsible for alleged support for the PKK and other groups that Turkey views as terrorists, as well as their decision to impose restrictions on military sales to Turkey following Ankara’s incursion into Syria in 2019.
Bordering at the southern part of Turkey and tip of Syria, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK maybe listed as a terror group by Turkey, the US and the European Union. But they have waged an insurgency against Turkey since 1984. Tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict.
The PKK was formed with the aim to get autonomy and respect back for the Kurdish community which never happened, as they kept getting thrown off Turkey and were concentrated on the margins. The fight still continues with so many having been lost and a whole ethnic group gradually getting wiped out.