Kurdish separatism in Turkey
An explosion late on Monday suspended gas transport along a pipeline between Turkey and Iran, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Y?ld?z has said.
The pipes were caught in flames due to the blast which was extinguished quickly, state-run Anadolu Agency quotes him as saying.
In Y?ld?z's words, transportation is set to continue as soon as repair works are finished.
One of the sharp qualities of Turkish President Tayyip Erdo?an in politics is his ability to reduce every complicated problem into one known equation and try to solve that as it is.
This might be a simplistic approach to politics in today?s world, but it has worked for him during his 20-plus years in politics.
How could weapons be drawn so quickly? How could death traps be set so quickly? How could those spiteful attacks be organized against the police and the military so quickly? Could it be any quicker, I wonder, to give out orders to ?attack, burn and destroy??
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that Turkey has not asked the Alliance for "substantial military support" in its fight against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.
"Turkey has a very strong army and very strong security forces. So there has been no request for any substantial NATO military support," AFP quoted Stoltenberg as saying in an interview with the BBC.
The Turkish army?s ongoing military operations in Iraq and Syria to crack down on terrorists was engineered by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), whose objective to regain its one-party government is dragging Turkey into a ?civil war,? the leader of the Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirta?, has claimed.
Members of parliament are expected to gather at an extraordinary meeting of the national assembly on July 29, as Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) camps in Iraq, in a campaign Ankara said would help create a "safe zone" across swathes of northern Syria.
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four were injured in the town of Lice, in Diyarbakir province, when a car bomb went off while their military vehicle was passing by, Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.
The Diyarbakir province governor's office said that the security forces have launched an investigation to find the perpetrators.