Is Turkey bombing Syria?
What they’re doing: Turkey announced a full-blown military operation against the PKK in northern border areas of Iraq’s Kurdistan region earlier this week. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Thursday that the Syrian fighters are not exempt from the assault.
Why did Turkey attack Kurds?
The Kurdish–Turkish conflict is an armed conflict between the Republic of Turkey and various Kurdish insurgent groups who have either demanded separation from Turkey to create an independent Kurdistan, or attempted to secure autonomy and greater political and cultural rights for Kurds inside the Republic of Turkey.
Who bombed the Kurds?
“According to the information we have received, Turkish military aircraft bombed six PKK positions in the Karjokh mountains,” said a statement issued by the Kurdistan Autonomous Region authorities, although they did not specify the number of dead and wounded.
What country did Turkey Attack?
Turkey and the United States struck a deal in August 2019 after months of Turkish threats to unilaterally invade northern Syria.
What is the Kurds religion?
Nearly all Iraqi Kurds consider themselves Sunni Muslims. In our survey, 98% of Kurds in Iraq identified themselves as Sunnis and only 2% identified as Shias. (A small minority of Iraqi Kurds, including Yazidis, are not Muslims.) But being a Kurd does not necessarily mean alignment with a particular religious sect.
Who is Turkey supporting in Syria?
A spokesperson for the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said: “The Turkish state officially supports Daesh (ISIS) and bombs the positions of the Manbij Military Council and its countryside in the northern axis of the defense positions at Sajur River,”  The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish …
Why did Turkey bomb Syria?
Turkey shelled Syrian Kurdish forces in the region during all the week before the attack, determined not to let them fill the vacuum if ISIS leaves. Turkey said the operation was an act of self-defence, in response to Isis shelling of Turkish border towns and suicide bombings and attacks targeting Turkish nationals.