NATO TURKISH PROPAGANDA DISHONESTLY TRIES TO CLAIM FRENCH ELYSEE’S PYD KURDS ARE UNDER PRESIDENT ‘ASSAD’S CONTROL’ (20.06.2015)
The award for the most risible NATO propaganda of the week must surely go to Turkey 'news' media trying to portray that the French Elysee PYD Kurds are working for President Assad.
No one should forget that it was the Financial Times and Economist’s golden boy, the recently elected 'Kurdish Obama' Demirtas who proclaimed on May 23rd 2013, that “the Kurds are Turkey’s luck” before going on to articulate how he would rather like to carve up Syria to his own and the Turkish regime and indeed NATO's liking too.
pyd kurds sitting plotting with hollande in paris, not president assad in damascus
As far as I can see, Turkey is readying itself for an intervention in Syria. I understand this from the change of the language used in pro-government media outlets as well as from the meetings held in Ankara and the developments regarding the formation of a coalition government.
Let me explain. Since a civil war erupted in Syria, more than 2 million refugees have come to Turkey. The northern provinces in Syria are nearly deserted. Bashar al-Assad shells and people flee. In response, Turkey has opened up its border gates and accepted those fleeing. But Turkey never held emergency security meetings then as it is currently doing.
In recent weeks, meetings are held one after another in Ankara as the Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Syria, is gaining ground against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda. Such a reaction would be given only if the PYD was gaining ground against Turkish soldiers.
Pro-government media outlets are suggesting that the PYD is worse than ISIL. People have been fleeing from Syria since 2011, and there are Turkmen among them. But the number of statements suggesting that Turkmen are facing ethnic cleansing has skyrocketed in recent weeks.
If the Turkish state has decided to intervene in Syria, the easiest way to convince people is to bring to the agenda the problems faced by Turkmen. The same language was used before the intervention in Cyprus in 1974. When the matter of establishing a base in northern Iraq in the 1990s came to the agenda, the Turkish state was quick to mention Kirkuk Turkmen and their problems.
The conclusion is that when a cross-border intervention is decided, the Turkish state uses the Turkmen card to convince the public about the necessity of this intervention. Eventually, the operation is launched. The increased sensibility about Turkmen in recent weeks may be a sign of Turkey's preparation for an intervention in Syria.
There is a strategic mind behind Turkey's intention to intervene in Syria. This logic works as follows:
There is a link between the autonomous structure established by the PKK in Syria and Assad. As you can remember, there were reports about Assad leaving the region to the PKK. The PKK forces didn't capture the region by fighting Assad. As Assad forces left the region in order to control the southern provinces, they left security and control of the region to the PKK.
Turkey sees the PKK's autonomous structure, controlled by Assad, as a risk. Therefore, it seeks to sever Assad's ties with northern provinces. Turkey believes if a Kurdish autonomous structure is to be established in northern Syria, it shouldn't be under Assad's control.
The autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria should consist of three independent cantons and should not have a geographic zone. In other words, the PYD should not control the region between Qamishli to the east and the Kurdish mountains and Afrin to the west.
The way to do so is mobilize Arab groups including ISIL and al-Qaeda and use them to create a buffer zone between Assad and Kurds.
Moreover, with support from the US, Kurds are moving from the east to the west under the pretext of removing ISIL from Syria. Moreover, they are working to control the common border between Turkey and Syria between Qamishli and Kobani as well as between Kobani and Afrin.
Turkey is unhappy with this situation. This is the reason why officials are making a fuss, saying Turkmen are facing ethnic cleaning. Possibly, Turkey is making moves to isolate the PYD forces from the east and west and create a buffer zone between Assad and the PYD -- if Assad remains in power.
Turkey has failed to secure due support from the US and is therefore dragging its feet regarding the train and equip program and lending support to al-Qaeda-like groups so that they are able to survive against Kurds. As Turkey-backed groups are defeated, Ankara is getting tense.
My fear is that Turkey will enter the war eventually. The only coalition government that can do so is one between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)... "
The NATO propaganda completely ignores that the Turkish regime are fully aware of the PYD meetings, not with President Assad, but rather the deeply unpopular President Hollande in France, while it is a matter of fact that no Turkish political parties, including the HDP oppose the NATO War on Syria.
To say there are huge gaps in the NATO propaganda is an understatement.
All are playing roles trying to find any pretext that they can try and sell to the public to create a NATO 'buffer zone' in Northern Syria, just like in Northern Iraq.
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