According to Erdogan, the slain military commander Salman Bozkir, known by his nom de guerre, Dr. Hussein, was the general official of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Makhmour refugee camp. The Kurds in northern Iraq.
“We will not allow the treacherous separatist organization to use Makhmour as an incubator for terrorism,” the Turkish president said on Twitter. Erdogan stressed that Turkey “will continue to dry up the sources of terrorism,” as quoted by the official Anadolu Agency.
In turn, Turkish presidential spokesman Fahrettin Altun stressed that “all terrorists will meet the same fate.” On Saturday, a Turkish drone bombed Makhmour camp, killing three civilians.
The United Nations established the camp at the end of the nineties to host Turkish Kurdish refugees. Ankara accuses the PKK Kurdistan He constantly claims that he controls the Makhmour camp, located 250 kilometers south of the Turkish border.
The Turkish authorities consider that Iraq is not doing anything about the party’s activity, and confirms that it has no other choice but to launch military operations in Iraqi territory against the organization that it and its Western allies classify as a terrorist.
Earlier this week, Erdogan likened the Makhmour camp to the Qandil Mountains, located in northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan on the border with Iran, which represents the largest base of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been fighting a bloody guerrilla war on Turkish soil since 1984, leaving more than 40,000 people. dead.
The Turkish president, whose country has been conducting an air and sometimes ground military campaign against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq since April 23, said that “if the United Nations does not clean this place, we will take over that task.”