Turkish despot, who is OK with ISIL, opposes Kurdish state in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a Kurdish state in Syria after major gains by Kurdish fighters.

"I say to the international community that whatever price must be paid, we will never allow the establishment of a new state on our southern frontier in the north of Syria," Erdogan was quoted by Turkish media as telling guests at a dinner to break the Ramadan fast.In a strong-worded warning late on Friday, Erdogan accused the Kurds of ethnically cleaning other communities from land they have taken after pushing back Islamic State forces from the Turkish border.

He accused Kurdish forces of "changing the demographic structure" of several areas close to the Turkish border, which also have Arab and Turkmen populations.

Turkey has fought a 31-year insurgency in the south east of the country by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara claims is closely linked to the main Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.
Erdogan is not an intelligent man.  If he had done more to oppose ISIL and its attempted genocide of the Kurds, he would not be facing a potential Kurdish state.   But he has also been on the side of the Hamas death cult in Israel which means he sides with the Islamic religious bigots.  The more he opposes the Kurds the more likely they are to set up their own state of Kurdistan including parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.  I think he has forfeited his objections.  He has been at best a lousy ally in the region.  The Turks need new leaders if they are too avoid this problem.


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