[Marxism] Turkish aggression in Iraq and Syria

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 15 03:37:15 MST 2018

Turkey has recently stepped up its intervention in Iraq and Syria.

Turkey now has about 40 bases in the predominantly Kurdish north of Iraq, and regularly attacks areas where the PKK and its allies are present.

In Syria, Turkey and its proxies, including HTS (the former Jabhat al-Nusra), regularly carry out small acale attacks (e.g. mortar bombardments) on the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

Erdogan has made speeches that suggest he is preparing for a large scale invasion of the Afrin area, which is cut off from the rest of the DFNS and largely surrounded by Turkey and Turkish-occupied areas.

Chris Slee


  1.  Turkish intervention in Iraq:

PUK MP: There are some 40 Turkish military bases in Iraq:


The Guerrilla resists with spirit of sacrifice:



2. Turkish intervention in Syria

Erdogan threatens Afrin with military operation


Turkish army and Al-Qaeda in action after Erdogan’s orders


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