Turkish parliament renews mandate for army to attack Kurds in Iraq and Syria

ANKARA (KDN) – Turkish parliament has voted to renew on a controversial motion brought up by AKP which will allow the army to conduct cross-border operations against Kurds in Iraq and Syria.

When it comes to the Kurds, there is no opposition in Turkey, all parties, except pro-Kurdish HDP, become ultra nationalists. Turkey today extended the mandate for one more year. Legislators from the Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Republican’s People Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voted on Sept. 3 in favor of the motion. Pro-Kurdish party HDP opposed the motion with its ministers in the interim government.

The Republican Party (CHP) had opposed all former motions which gave the military the mandate to conduct operations in the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria, however, with the cease-fire between PKK and Turkish state dead, the CHP joined AKP and MHP today to support the military operations.

Turkey’s claim that it has been fighting ISIS in Syria is no more than an empty propaganda which aims to lure the west over its actions against the Kurds in the region.