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    Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Washington has said recently that it has engaged in intelligence sharing with Kurdish fighters and officials have not ruled out future arms transfers to the Kurdish fighters.

    "The PYD is for us, equal to the PKK. It is a terror organization," (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan told a group of reporters on his return from a visit to Afghanistan.

    "It would be wrong for the United States — with whom we are friends and allies in NATO — to talk openly and to expect us to say 'yes' to such a support to a terrorist organization," Erdogan said. His comments were reported by the state-run Anadolu agency on Sunday.

    Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds - ABC News
    To the folks who say that Turkey hasn't lifted a finger to help the Kurds in Northern Syria: Can you blame them? I can't. U.S. conservatives spent the better part of the last century articulating arguments against Marxist-Leninist-inspired liberation movements, and now they're chiding Turkey and Obama for not doing more to help these people. Ironic.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Well, this is a disappointment--a real turkey. The pumpkin riot got a better response.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    The United States has begun dropping arms and supplies into Kobani bypassing the Turks.

    BBC News - Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS

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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    To the folks who say that Turkey hasn't lifted a finger to help the Kurds in Northern Syria: Can you blame them? I can't. U.S. conservatives spent the better part of the last century articulating arguments against Marxist-Leninist-inspired liberation movements, and now they're chiding Turkey and Obama for not doing more to help these people. Ironic.
    He is right

    Any weapons given to the PYD will eventually be used against Turkey, either by ISIS, or by the Kurds depending on who wins in the fight between the Kurds and ISIS
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    To the folks who say that Turkey hasn't lifted a finger to help the Kurds in Northern Syria: Can you blame them? I can't. U.S. conservatives spent the better part of the last century articulating arguments against Marxist-Leninist-inspired liberation movements, and now they're chiding Turkey and Obama for not doing more to help these people. Ironic.
    No, what's ironic is that Turkey, a NATO member that has bled the American taxpayer for billions of dollars, refuses to lift a finger to stop ISIS. In fact, it's worse than that. They have turned a blind eye while thousands of 'foreign fighters' have crossed the border from Turkey to join the bloodthirsty beheaders. We should be arming the Kurds and to hell with the perfidious Turks.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The United States has begun dropping arms and supplies into Kobani bypassing the Turks.

    BBC News - Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS
    Excellent news. It should have been done long ago.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    He is right

    Any weapons given to the PYD will eventually be used against Turkey, either by ISIS, or by the Kurds depending on who wins in the fight between the Kurds and ISIS
    Too bad for the Turks. They made their bed - now they can lie in it.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The United States has begun dropping arms and supplies into Kobani bypassing the Turks.

    BBC News - Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS
    This is what I don't get. The Syrian Kurds we are supplying are members of a militia affiliated with a Marxist-Leninist organization in Turkey that the U.S. government, NATO, and the EU have designated a terrorist organization--the Kurdistan Worker's Party (Partiya KarkerÍn Kurdistan, or PKK). It's been a threat for more than three decades to a NATO ally, Turkey. This just goes to show the absurdity of our foreign policy sometimes.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    You would know better than I--are there any Armenians left?
    Looks like the Kurds are going going gone also .

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    Too bad for the Turks. They made their bed - now they can lie in it.
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    Re: Turkey Would Oppose US Arms Transfers to Kurds

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You would know better than I--are there any Armenians left?
    Looks like the Kurds are going going gone also .
    Unlike the Armenians, the Kurds have the means to fight back. The Turks have proven to be very good at genocide, not so good at actually fighting people who shoot back.
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