Will Turkey invade Syria to combat the 'Kurdish threat'?

Will Turkey invade Syria to combat the 'Kurdish threat'?
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most important thing is anyone to remember Turkey has the largest and most advanced military after USA and have allies around the region no one can should disrespect Turkey or cause any problems for it

Reality (not verified) Tue, 07/24/2012 - 17:27

I don't understand! Why don't the Kurds of Turkey, Syria & Iraq unite and fight off their main oppressors, the Turks and establish their own independent country by incorporating the Kurdish lands of Turkey, Syria & Iraq?

amra (not verified) Mon, 07/23/2012 - 21:01

Kurds have deprived of their rights for a long time.They deserve to run ther own affairs in their own ancestral land within a framework of some kind of federalism similar to Iraqi Kurdistan .It is not in the best interests of Turkey to intervene militarily.This model will satisfy Kurds and it will keep the territorain integrity of Syria intact.

eamad j mazouri (not verified) Sun, 07/22/2012 - 12:16

Ancestral homeland? The kurds are form india.

GeneralSherman (not verified) Tue, 07/24/2012 - 02:38

If You want a Kurdish state, Also I want it on condition that millions of kurds be deported to there.

Janissary (not verified) Sun, 07/22/2012 - 11:49

The kurds establishing an autonomous region is their legitimate right. The first article of the united nations states that every people has a right to self-determination. The kurds and other oppressed people have a right to self-determination in the middle east.
I do not think turkey will intervene against the kurds in syria, because it already has a problem with kurds in its own borders. I don't think the turks are naive enough to attack kurds in syria and internationalize their conflict with the kurds, especially if they are not attacked from syria.
In the long run syria will fragment in different camps, I hope and think (as a kurd) that the kurds of syria are capable to consolidate their new-won autonomy and unify with the kurds in Iraq.
As for Turkey, I only see the PKK becoming bigger and stronger in the coming years; So what Bashar al-Assad said one year ago: 'when a room in a house catches fire, the neighbouring rooms will catch fire too' is probably a very accurate prediction.

brusk (not verified) Sun, 07/22/2012 - 11:47

brusk, there are more than 60+ Turkic/Caucasian/Muslim groups whose land is currently being occupied by Russia. I assume your supporting their independence especially considering they have legitimate ties to the land they live on while the kurds are foreign invaders from india.

I think Turkiye will very much intervene if the kurds in Syria so much as think of having anything to do with the PKK or even think of forming an separate state.

Don't get your hopes up. The 70 % of Syria that is Sunni Arabs won't let kurds steal their land.

LOL, PKK get bigger and bigger? With one of their main backers in Assad gone?

Newsflash buddy the only reason there's strife in Syria is because you have a plurality of the Syrian people (70 % Sunni Arabs) being oppressed by a 12 % Alawite minority.

There's no such situation in Turkiye so come back down to reality.

GeneralSherman (not verified) Tue, 07/24/2012 - 02:38

"their land"? - the funny thing is that turkey will - according to UN, EU and Israeli along with turkish domestic estimates - be in 25-35 years from now comprise of 45-55% of kurds. The main issue is that kurds give birth to 5.5 children while the average turk couple give 1.9 children, under reproduction rate.

So - Kurds might get their ancient land back - they might not get their land back - who knows? BUT one thing is for sure - the majority of current day Turkey, will be in the hand of the kurds in 50 years from now.

This above stated text is relying too much on the historical turkish "can-do-attitude" based on kemalism - something that even the current leadership is distancing itself from, because they now that the kurds have time on their side.

If anything - my text - although not conclusive in any matter - is the only factual statement worth reading.

salahadin (not verified) Wed, 07/25/2012 - 06:52

Yes all Kurd must get unite along with each other then in any moment they most establish a state in the Kurdish areas.

Akam (not verified) Sun, 07/22/2012 - 11:10

No, they should move back to india where they came from. The "kurdish" ethnic group and kurdish nationalism are the inventions of 19th century european imperialists. Read christopher dickey's "Don't Redraw Middle East Map". The "kurds" in Turkiye, iraq, syria, and iran are all genetically dissimiliar and liguistically incoherent. The reality is that they are iranic offshouts from india who have always lived on other people's land. Even then the kurds in northen iraq have haplogroup J in frequencies of higher than 40 % making them more Arab than some Arabs. The kurds in Turkiye didn't even inhabit Eastern Anatolia until the Ottoman sultan defeated the Persian shah and gave a large amount of land to a kurdish servant of his. Historically, the "kurds" defined their allegiance by tribe, faith, or the nation to which they were stealing the culture from. Even kurdish nationalists admit that one-hundred years ago "kurdish" was mostly Turkish, Persian, and Arabic.

GeneralSherman (not verified) Tue, 07/24/2012 - 02:24

first of all Kurds parties must maintain their unity along with PKK, then they can establish a state in the Kurdish areas, this will encourage Turkey Kurds to rise and ask their rights afterwards.
fugitive Syrian Kurd soldiers have been getting trainings in Iraqi Kurdistan camps, at last they can manage an organized army.
Turkey will not dare to invade this part of Syria, because of PKK attendance there, its like playing with a nest of wasp! on the other hand if such attacks occur for sure Kurdish Peshmarga will definitely interfere, thus i dont think so !!

Hawler (not verified) Sun, 07/22/2012 - 10:28

Hawler, those "kurdish partlies" won't be able to do anything. 70 % of Syria is Sunni Arab and Turkiye would crush them if they even so much as think of collaborating with the PKK or forming an independent state. LOL, "engcourage Turkey kurds to right"? What do you think "Turkey kurds" have been trying to for the past 30 years and miserably failing at? The PKK gave its best shot in the late 80's and 90's and it still got beat.

The short of the matter is that Turkiye will especially invade if there is any proof that the PKK is there. LOL, yes, bring your "peshmerga". They got their behinds handed to them by Saddam's fledling army backed with Soviet army surplus. What are they going to do against Turkiye?

GeneralSherman (not verified) Tue, 07/24/2012 - 02:23

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