Saturday, March 01, 2008

Turkey retreats...


The picture comes from an article entitled Turkey withdraws troops from Northern Iraq, military says in yesterday's Guardian.

Why add the tag "military says..."? Because like all of the news here, none of the information is clear... Turkey says they acheived thier goals and have hence gone home. Others say they left because of US pressure. A US official warns the troops have not in fact completely withdrawn... The Turks give numbers of casualties on both sides, the PKK gives different numbers. Many call the PKK terrorists... And the Iraqi Kurds believe Turkish generals are using the presence of the PKK in Iraq as a pretext to destabilise the Kurdish autonomous area. Well, at least it's clear why my students suggest the topic Turkey is targeting the KRG, not the PKK for an in-class debate.

1 comment:

Harman said...

This is another part of your Political Report....??


For this post, I'd like to choose:

"Well, at least it's clear why my students suggest the topic Turkey is targeting the KRG, not the PKK for an in-class debate."

I was, and still, believing in this....

Regards
Harman....