Kurdistan Workers' Party
The Turkish president on Oct. 11 said his country has run out of patience after the latest deadly attack on its police force in northern Syria and harassment targeting his country's territories.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's comments came at a news conference following a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Complex in the capital Ankara.
A Russian national ISIL terrorist, who had been on Interpol's wanted list and was captured in Ankara last week, escaped from a camp in northern Syria, controlled by a U.S-backed terrorist group, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The SDF is affiliated with the YPG, which is the Syrian arm of the PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union.
By George Gilson
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu used a presser in Ankara with visiting Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia to unleash a sharp attack on US President Joe Biden.
The statements were yet another strong indication that US-Turkey relations have reached a nadir.
Biden 'supporting terrorist organisation'
Turkish security forces seized weapons, explosives and ammunition in an operation against the PKK terrorist organization, local authorities said on Oct. 6.
The ammunition cache was seized Tuesday by the local gendarmerie forces and soldiers in the countryside of the southeastern Hakkari province, said a statement by the governor's office.
Turkey's foreign minister said on Oct. 2 that Ankara is a strong NATO ally and fulfills its obligations.
Speaking at an event in the Aegean province of Aydın, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey's position in the 30-nation military alliance.
He criticized NATO that despite Turkey fulfilling all its obligations as part of the organization, it's defense needs are not always met.
Turkey's presidential spokesman told a German news website on Oct. 1 that Ankara was a strong NATO member and unconditionally loyal to the alliance.
Ibrahim Kalın told Der Spiegel magazine that Turkey contributed to many NATO missions and problems between member countries should not weaken the alliance.
Peoples' Democratic Party supporters at a rally in Geneva, April 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
"Regardless of whether the presidential candidate is affiliated with the HDP or not, we believe that we need to discuss principles and methods rather than the names of potential candidates," the HDP declaration said.