The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck, Ctd

Adam Chandler narrates the latest diplomatic twist in the Mideast turducken: On Thursday, things got a little stranger. The State Department announced that it had held direct talks with the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (P.Y.D.), a Syrian Kurdish group that is linked to the P.K.K. In other words, American diplomats met with the Syrian affiliate of a … Continue reading The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck, Ctd

The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck, Ctd

Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin has come out in favor of establishing a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border, along with a no-fly zone, to protect civilians against both ISIS and the Assad regime: “We should seek to establish a delineated buffer zone along the Turkish border in order to protect civilians, a zone … Continue reading The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck, Ctd

The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck

Thought this was a good Reuters map showing the battle lines in Kobani. pic.twitter.com/7OyCdp4njC — DavidKenner (@DavidKenner) October 14, 2014 Turkey launched airstrikes yesterday – not against ISIS, but against Kurdish insurgents in southeast Turkey: Turkish news reports said the strikes had been aimed at fighters of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, known as the P.K.K., and … Continue reading The Syrian-Turkish-Kurdish Clusterfuck