The Syrian Kurdish PYD, the political wing of the YPG militia, has publicly denied Turkish government allegations that his faction was behind yesterday’s bombing attack in the capital city of Ankara, which killed 28 people, mostly soldiers.
There was no claim of responsibility after the bombing, and at the time Turkish officials conceded they had no leads on a culprit. Today, however, they blamed the Kurds and announced several arrests.
Turkey has been attacking the YPG’s targets in Syria since the weekend, and appears to believe Ankara was retaliation for those attacks. Their answer, of course, is yet more retaliation, and the military continued to bomb sites across northern Syria today.
While the YPG doubtless has motive to retaliate against the Turkish military, blaming them also seems extremely politically convenient for the Erdogan government, which has been trying to sell the narrative of the YPG as terrorists to both the US and Russia, and suddenly has an incident tailor-made for that claim.
2 thoughts on “Syrian Kurds Deny Blame for Ankara Bombing”
Either Erdogan or his new BFF the Israelis to provide Erdogan with another excuse to continue bombing YPG inside Syria
Now, that’s a surprise…Erdogan blaming the Kurds…imagine that. I guess if the US could sacrifice 2900 innocents and 4000+ military in the pursuit of war in Iraq, Erdogan can surely sacrifice 28 military for his goal of a little ethnic cleansing.
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