Earlier Yeni Safak had claimed that the PKK was equipped with the Israeli-made Spike ATGM and the U.S.-made Stinger Manpads and Cougar MRAP. This happens while the PKK has been apparently designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
This newspaper wrote according to its sources, the U.S. is to send a consignment of Stinger missiles to Syria by Israel’s support and it happens at the time the tension between Washington and Ankara has escalated over the pre-planned purchase of Russian S-400 defensive system.
According to Yeni Şafak, a U.S. delegation composed of officials from the State Department and the Pentagon visited Syria last month and pledged a $30 million financial aid for the construction of military posts, recruitment of additional fighters, and increasing salaries.
The U.S. delegation ordered the PKK representatives to increase the number of their fighters to 100,000 till the end of the year, Yeni Safak quoted Dede as saying.
Following the meetings between the U.S. delegation, the PKK sent official notification to its fighters that their salaries would be increased to $291 from $213 as of May, the daily said.
Last month and during the meeting of senior members of the PKK with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv, Zionists promised to equip the PKK with anti-tank guided missile “Spike” which are made by Israel’s Rafael Company.
The newspaper, according to its sources, claimed that the Israeli and U.S.-made missiles are to be deployed in regions of Al-Ramiya, Al-Shaddadi, Galabieh and Al-Amar and the anti-tank guided missiles are to be sent to Deir ez Zor and Al – Raqqa provinces. It also claimed that 30 PKK members had been trained for using those weapons.
Since 2016 that the dispute between the U.S. and Turkey has escalated over the regional issues and Turkey has ignored the U.S. role in the region because of Europe’s and eventually UK’s support, this dispute is getting more tense.
The U.S. has financed and armed Kurd militants and the PKK members to use them as their mercenaries in dictating its policy in the region and to increase pressure on President Erdogan’s government.
When Turkish government and nation both consider the PKK as a terrorist group, the U.S. move to support the group shows that the U.S. uses terrorists in the region for its goals.
For many years, the U.S. has been using the PKK and the People’s Protection Units (People’s Defense Units), mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria and the primary component of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria’s Syrian Democratic Forces, in order to put Erdogan under pressure to pave the ground for materializing U.S. military policies in the region, and it has explicitly and recklessly been supporting those groups.
The PKK has been fighting with Turkish government since 1990 and it has fought with all governments for independence or self-autonomy and it still continues.
Ankara has designated the People’s Protection Units as a terrorist group and it has led to tension in Ankara-Washington ties because the U.S. has been supporting the group in the past two years.
Experts believe that Turkey is fighting with the U.S. over the UK’s interests in the region. Of course, as long as Turkey fights with the U.S. over destroying Daesh and PKK forces, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue defending Syria’s territorial integrity and government because Turkish stand is not far from Iran’s.
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian
- source : IRAN NEWS