Why is Turkey attacking Anti ISIS Kurds?

Turkey is trying to create an "ISIS free zone" So why is it attacking the kurdish soldiers that have been most effective against ISIS? And the US is backing this which makes it even more craxy


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Most Helpful Girl

  • That's ridiculous.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • If I remember correctly there is a population of Kurds in South Eastern Turkey that are trying to establish their own Kurdish state in the region. Any military action by Turkey may be an attempt to maintain it's current political control.

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What Girls Said 1

  • Turkey is attacking PKK. They're a terrorist group which is attacking Turkey for years. It's not about ISIS. There is a big diffrence between PKK and PYD.

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What Guys Said 5

  • The Turks and Kurds have a long history of conflict. It became an issue during the first gulf war in 1990-91.

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    • Actually kurds generally have conflicts wherever they are, because they are usually sticking to themselves and demanding their own land rather than trying to live together.

      But other than that you are right of course - it escalated during the first gulf war.

  • If Kurds spill into their area. ISIS will come after the Kurds in Turkey. They just want to be completely left out of the conflict.

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    • Ok but whats americas excuse for backing this. Consider the US has supplied kurdish soldiers with weapons

    • This is a conflict we are slowly becoming more invested in. If we keep it contained and quarantined it is much easier to deal with. Almost all of Syria's and Iraq's neighbors have closed their borders off from them. ISIS is like a plague they just don't want to be any part of it in any way.

  • Turkey hates kurds
    enemy of your enemy is your friend (ISIS)
    ISIS is secretly selling OIL to Turkey

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  • Because the Kurd committed terrorist acts inside Turkey just like ISIS. So there is no difference between them.

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  • wot wot thats crazy fam, you get me fam?

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