Divide et non impera – VON THOMAS VON DER OSTEN-SACKEN

In Syrien ist die PYD, der dortige Ableger der PKK, enger Alliierter der USA im Kampf gegen den IS, in der Türkei die PKK dagegen so schlimm wie der IS. Erklärt jedenfalls Joe Biden während eines Besuchs in Ankara:

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Jan. 23 that Washington recognized the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey was as much of a threat to Ankara as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), condemning it as “a terror group plain and simple.”

ISIL “is not the only existential threat to the people of Turkey, the PKK is equally a threat and we are aware of that. The PKK has shown no desire or inclination to do that [live in peace]. It is a terrorist group plain and simple. And what they continue to do is absolutely outrageous,” Biden said at a news conference after a meeting with Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, adding that Ankara had to do whatever was needed to protect its people. Jungle world 23 Jan 2016