Turkey bombed bases of the Islamic State


Turkish warplanes hit positions Daech Syria. At the same time, a spectacular action mobilizing 5,000 police and several helicopters targeted both dormant cells Daech and PKK militants in Istanbul.

Ankara decided to bomb, early Friday morning several objectives held by the radical movement in Syria, in the aftermath of a clash between the Turkish army and the jihadists at the border. The three F-16 took off from Diyarbakir, in the south -east of Turkey, in the early hours of the morning to two positions of the Islamic state and a “meeting point” of combatants, before returning to their base. A turning point in the attitude hitherto ambiguous Turkey against the Islamic state, the country yet a NATO member, still refused to intervene militarily in the coalition. However, “the Turkish fighters have not crossed the border during the operation,” said a Turkish official.

The government wants to avoid this time “response” directly on Syrian soil, being careful not to cross the border. Rumors circulated by the press in recent weeks suggested that a major intervention by the Turkish military in northern Syria could be held to establish a buffer zone for Syrian refugees and prevent the Kurds control the area. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday allowed the Americans to hit Syria from Turkish soil .

According to the daily Hurriyet quoted Turkish officials, the government also plans to deploy airships above the 900 km of its border with Syria and doubling it by a wall to prevent the movement of jihadists. Turkey is the main transit point jihadist recruits to Syria.

5,000 police special forces aimed jihadists 140 addresses and PKK militants

Turkish police have also launched Friday at dawn in Istanbul a vast operation to a hundred addresses against suspected militant jihadist Islamic State Group (EI) and the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), reported Turkish press.

The anti-terrorist police raid, led by 5,000 police special forces and helicopters according to the Dogan news agency, has targeted 140 addresses simultaneously in 26 of 39 districts of Istanbul, according to RFI, probably dormant cells the Islamic State.

This intervention comes after the deadly suicide bombing Suruç (south), assigned to EI, where 30 young pro-Kurdish activists were killed, but the murder of three Turkish police claimed by the PKK (independence party Kurdish) in retaliation for the attack Suruc. Kurds accuse the government of Erdogan to have a blurred position vis-à-vis jihadists Daech.

“Turkey would never allow the formation of a State (Kurdish) on its southern border”

By also addressing the PKK, the Turkish government intends to show that it intends to release any of the two fronts, and that the fight against the Islamic state will not at any price through the creation of an independent Kurdistan south of the border. The Turkish government committed in 2012 talks with the PKK to try to end the rebellion, which left some 40,000 people since 1984. A fragile cease-fire has been ongoing for over two years but negotiations n ‘have so far yielded no agreement. Erdogan warned early July: “Turkey would never allow the formation of a State (Kurdish) on its southern border.”