Opposition Accuses Turkish Government Of Supporting ISIS
29 October 2014
By Markaz Kavkaz
Turkey opposes the Assad regime and the Ad Dawla al-Islamiyya/Islamic State
(IS), said Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu, reported Turkish media. According to
him, the main reason for all the problems in Syria is the Assad regime.
He denied the words of the head of the opposition Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi/Republican
People's Party (RPP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu that Turkey's government supports the
According to Davutoglu, if Kilicdaroglu has evidence that the Turkish government
"supports terrorists", he must show it to the public.
The head of the opposition RPP said on the eve that the government of Turkey
supports the IS in Syria and Iraq.
Earlier on Wednesday, Davutoglu said that Turkey is "the only force that will be
able to protect the rights of residents of the Syrian city of Kobani".
Meanwhile, the fightings for Kobani (aka Ayn al-Arab) is continuing. Information
reported from the place is highly controversial. On Wednesday, the command of
the Kurds has acknowledged that the IS units captured 30% of the city. On
Thursday, they said, as a result of air strikes, IS units retreated, retaining
only a few houses on the outskirts of Kobani.
However, on Friday a number of Arab media and the "Syrian monitoring group"
reported that the IS units again moved to the center of the city and captured
the headquarters of the Kurdish group Yekineyen Parastina/People's Protection
Units (PPU). According to Al-Arabiya, the IS controls up to 40% of Kobani.
Meanwhile in Turkey, the actions of Yazidi Kurds and supporters of the Partiya
KarkerÍn Kurdistan/Kurdistan Workers' Party (KWP) are continuing. KWP and
Yazidis demand from Ankara to send units to Syria to protect Kobani.
Mass pogroms are taking place in the Turkish provinces of Diyarbakir, Mardin,
Siirt, Mus, Van and Batman. Yazidi Kurds and supporters of the KWP attack the
Muslim Kurds, who in turn are organized into self-defense units.
Classes suspended in the schools of the Turkish provinces of Diyarbakir, Hakkari,
Van, Batman and Tunceli. In addition, all flights to the province of Diyarbakir
in south-eastern Turkey of the aircraft belonging to Turkish Airlines have been
suspended due to the worsening situation.
A statement on the situation in the regions where there have been riots was made
by Interior Minister of Turkey Efkan Ala, reported the news agency Anadolu.
The victims of the riots in Turkey became 31 people, 221 injured. According to
him, during the riots, were killed two police officers and 139 were injured.
Completely destroyed or damaged: 1113 buildings - 212 schools, 67 police
stations, 25 buildings administrations, 29 offices parties, children's shelters,
blood donation centers of the Turk Kizilayi/Turkish Red Crescent (TRC), 780
municipal and other facilities.
Private cars, vehicles belonging to administrative bodies, ambulances and police
cars have been also burned down, a total of unusable cars reached 1177.