vendredi 31 octobre 2014

Sur les nerfs, le régime criminel d'Assad dénonce la Turquie pour le passage de peshmerga irakiens

Damas critique Ankara pour avoir autorisé les combattants kurdes à entrer en Syrie
Par : Norbert |  Mots clés : syrie
French.china.org.cn | Mis à jour le 30-10-2014

Les autorités syriennes ont accusé jeudi la Turquie d'avoir autoriser les "Peshmergas", combattants kurdes irakiens, et les rebelles syriens à se rendre à Kobane (ou Ayn al-Arab), ville syrienne près de la frontière avec la Turquie, rapport la Télévision nationale syrienne.

Selon un communiqué du ministère syrien des Affaires étrangères, la Turquie intervient dans les affaires syriennes en permettant aux "combattants étrangers et aux groupes terroristes d'entrer dans les territoires syriens".


Pour Damas, cet acte d'Ankara "constitue une violation flagrante de la souveraineté syrienne et des chartes des Nations Unies et du droit international".

"La Syrie condamne et rejette ce comportement scandaleux du gouvernement turc et de ses complices", a indiqué le ministère des Affaires étrangères dans le communiqué, accusant la Turquie de soutenir des organisations terroristes comme le groupe militant de l'État islamique (EI) et le front al-Nusra lié a Al-Qaïda".

Selon des informations de presse, des Peshmergas sont entrés dans la ville de Kobane, dont la population est à majorité kurde.

Les Peshmergas, envoyés par le gouvernement régional kurde de l'Irak, veulent aider les kurdes syriens dans leur lutte contre les extrémistes de l'EI.

L'EI a lancé une offensive à grande échelle contre Kobane le 15 septembre. F
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Source: Agence de presse Xinhua
Source : http://french.china.org.cn/foreign/txt/2014-10/30/content_33923020.htm

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Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu : "Nous aidons les forces des peshmerga à franchir la frontière pour aller à Kobanê"

Ahmet Davutoğlu : "près de 300 membres du PYD sont rentrés en Turquie en déposant leurs armes"

Massoud Barzani (novembre 2013) : "le PYD essaie par la force des armes et en accord avec le régime syrien d'imposer un état de fait"

Le colonel al-Okaïdi (ASL) sera-t-il le vainqueur des communistes kurdes du PYD-YPG ?

La collaboration entre le PYD-YPG et la dictature sanguinaire d'Assad

Une carte de France 24 confirme la coopération entre le PYD-YPG et le régime d'Assad (nord-est de la Syrie)

Syrie : les manipulations de l'"expert" Frédéric Pichon

Irak : un parlementaire proche de Maliki critique l'envoi de peshmerga à Kobanê

Iraq
Key ally of former Iraq PM questions Peshmerga Kobane mission
By Aso Fishagi yesterday at 03:33

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Dispatching Peshmerga to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane is a political move and violates the Iraqi constitution, an Iraqi parliamentarian close to former Prime Minister Nouri-al Maliki claimed in an interview with Rudaw.

“The question is: will this force do anything for Kobane?” Ali al-Adeeb said by telephone from Baghdad Wednesday. “At the moment the force is very small. That’s why I think the deployment is nothing more than a political message,” he said.

Al-Adeeb is a prominent member of the State of Law coalition in the Iraqi Parliament and al-Maliki’s longstanding ally in government.

Approximately 150 Peshmerga soldiers have been deployed to the Syrian-Turkish border, where they are readying to cross into Kobane. Their mission is to provide artillery cover to the People’s Protection Unit (YPG), the Syrian-Kurdish force fighting Islamic State (ISIS) militants who have attacked the town since mid-September.

The plan is the result of weeks of negotiations between Turkish, Kurdish, and American officials.

But al-Adeeb insisted the move “directly violates Iraqi law and the constitution” because it was not approved by the federal government.

“The Peshmerga are ultimately an Iraqi force, and they need the approval of the Iraqi Parliament and the Iraqi government to do anything outside of the country’s borders, he said. “This is only natural because Iraq is a higher authority (than the Kurdistan Regional Government).”

The MP worried that the deployment could have domestic consequences within Iraq. 

“Peshmerga involvement in the Syrian war may cause us more problems,” he said. “The decisions the Kurdistan Region makes affects Iraq and Kurdistan, which after all is part of Iraq.”
Source : http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/291020142

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Touz Khourmatou (Irak) : une milice chiite kidnappe six peshmerga

Touz Khourmatou (Irak) : climat de tension entre peshmerga et milices chiites

Irak : vives tensions entre peshmerga kurdes et miliciens arabo-chiites à Amerli

Amerli : les Turkmènes chiites s'opposent à la mainmise kurde sur leur territoire

Un peshmerga dans la ville de Makhmour : "Nous les tuerons [les Arabes] dès que les caméras ne seront plus là"

Diyala : des tribus arabes sunnites se retournent contre l'Etat islamique... et contre les peshmerga

Irak : les intérêts des Kurdes et des Arabes chiites (représentés par al-Maliki) divergent de plus en plus à Kirkouk

Mauvaise nouvelle pour le PYD : Erbil remercie la Turquie et prévoit l'envoi de troupes supplémentaires à Kobanê

PM Barzani Acknowledges Turkey for Letting Peshmerga through to Kobani
30.10.2014

BasNews, Erbil
 
Iraqi Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has thanked Turkish authorities for agreeing to let Kurdish Peshmerga forces through Turkey to the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani.


Barzani on Wednesday reiterated the Kurdistan Region’s support for Syrian Kurdistan, when he met with a number of Kurdish political party representatives from all four parts of Kurdistan in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital Erbil.

Barzani talked about the bravery of the Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) who have been fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani for more than a month.

“The Kurds fighting terror and protecting Kobani are a symbol of bravery; not only other Kurds, but the entire world are proud of them,” Barzani said during his meeting with Kurdish parties.

Barzani also hoped that the deployment of Peshmerga forces to Kobani could signal victory in the Kurdish areas of Syria and promised that the Kurdistan Region will continue to provide humanitarian and militarily support for Syrian Kurdistan, known as “Rojava”.

He also revealed that the Kurdistan Region President and Kurdish government has been in constant contact with the United States and coalition forces to offer support to Kobani since IS insurgents began to attack the city at the start of last month.

On October 29th, about 150 Kurdish Peshmerga crossed in to Turkey to join Kurdish fighters in Kobani and in Turkey the Peshmerga received a hero’s welcome with thousands of Kurds waving the Kurdish flag.
Source : http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/PM-Barzani-Acknowledges-Turkey-for-Letting-Peshmerga-through-to-Kobani/40285

More Forces to be Sent to Kobani: Barzani
30.10.2014

BasNews, Erbil
 
Iraqi Kurdistan president Massoud Barzani has said that the Peshmerga forces being sent to the besieged city of Kobani are merely a back-up force that won’t engage in direct fighting against IS militants.

 
In a statement, Barzani said that any time more forces are needed in Kobani or any other places in Syrian Kurdistan the KRG wouldn’t hesitate to send more forces and weapons.


He also revealed that at the start of the Islamic State attacks on Kobani they tried to send forces and weapons to the Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), but the difficulty of the situation and the location prevented them from doing so.

“Peshmerga deployment to Kobani without the approval of Turkey and US would have been impossible,” said Barzani.

He also revealed that US secretary of State John Kerry called him and said that they are working with Ankara to allow Peshmerga to access Kobani from the Turkish side of the border.

He also thanked US-led coalition forces in supporting them in their fight against Islamic State militants.
 
Regarding the questions as to why they have “only” sent 150 Peshmerga, Barzani said the number of Peshmerga was the request of YPG political wing, the Democratic Union Party (PYD).


“We contacted the PYD leadership and told them we are ready top send Peshmerga forces to Kobani and they told us they only need back-up Peshmerga forces; we have sent this force on the basis of the PYD request,” added Barzani.

On Wednesday, about 150 Peshmerga officers crossed in to Turkey and are expected to enter Kobani shortly.
Source : http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/More-Forces-to-be-Send-to-Kobani--Barzani/40314

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Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu : "Nous aidons les forces des peshmerga à franchir la frontière pour aller à Kobanê"

Ahmet Davutoğlu : "près de 300 membres du PYD sont rentrés en Turquie en déposant leurs armes"

La Turquie d'Erdogan aurait secrètement payé deux mois de salaires pour les fonctionnaires du Kurdistan irakien

Massoud Barzani révèle que la Turquie d'Erdogan a secrètement envoyé des armes aux peshmerga en août dernier

Syrie : la répression du PKK-PYD-YPG contre les partisans du PDK de Barzani

Massoud Barzani (novembre 2013) : "le PYD essaie par la force des armes et en accord avec le régime syrien d'imposer un état de fait"

Mustafa Osso (Conseil national kurde) dénonce l'enrôlement forcé de centaines de jeunes Kurdes (et non-Kurdes) dans les YPG

Kobanê : des Kurdes réfugiés à Suruç (Turquie) critiquent le PKK-PYD

Ibrahim Biro (secrétaire général du parti kurde Yekiti) : les combattants des partis kurdes ont été "détenus, harcelés et exilés" par le PYD

jeudi 30 octobre 2014

Turquie, EI et PKK : quand les médias dérapent au détriment de l'éthique journalistique

"WAG THE DOG II OR ISIS, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE

    Yıldıray Oğur
    Published : 29.10.2014 23:52:49 (...)

The news article begins, "Correction: In a piece dated Oct. 14 and titled 'Signs of sympathy for Islamic State group rattle Istanbul,' the Associated Press erroneously referred to the city as the capital. Ankara is Turkey's capital. Istanbul is its largest city," using an alternative name for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). It is a correction that leads one to think, "What's the point in reading the rest of the news?"

But almost every sentence of a piece by this U.S.-based newsgathering organization – the largest in the world with 1,700 newspapers and around 3,000 TV stations as subscribers – which is read by millions of people, is full of such examples of ignorance that require correction.
One cannot be sure if ignorance is the right word here. It seems that distortion, disinformation and violation of the most basic principles of news reporting would be more appropriate terms.

The AP's news article was written by Raphael Satter and Işıl Sarıyüce in Istanbul. As can be understood from the first sentence of that scandalous correction, the piece claims to follow the traces of "ISIS in Istanbul."

But it is a bit more assertive than that. The title reads: "Signs of sympathy for Islamic State group rattle Istanbul." According to the piece, signs of sympathy for ISIS pervade Istanbul.

So what are these signs of ISIS sympathy that rattled Istanbul? The first sign is detected in an incident at Istanbul University's Faculty of Literature on Sept. 26 on which the piece was based.

In the video version of the AP's news, there is a group of masked persons shouting the takbir "allahu akbar" – God is great – and overturning tables and billboards. According to a girl who set up a booth and hung posters about Kobani, these were ISIS sympathizers. There is no need at all to know that the PKK's youth arm for universities was involved in this incident. The AP piece says "alleged," but who else can the masked persons be if they shout "allahu akbar" and attack the protest over Kobani? The correspondents did not ask the masked persons who they were.

The group that attacked the protest in question is known as Muslim Students. It doesn't have any ideological or organizational relation to ISIS. This is a small group claiming to be the successor of that well-known Islamic youth organization called Muslim Youth, which has been around since the days when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a boy in Baghdad. The only thing they do in an organized manner is to issue warnings first about posters or actions they deem insulting to Islam, and then attack. They attacked the Kobani stand because they thought Islam was insulted under the pretext of railing against ISIS. ISIS is not even among the groups they support in Syria. But why bother with so many details? They were ISIS sympathizers who rattled Istanbul.

However, that small student group was not sufficient as evidence for a news article claiming ISIS pervaded everywhere in Istanbul. The AP's correspondents thus arrived at a small bookshop in no time, which they said was a few blocks away from the university. Wherever they looked they saw ISIS. There were magazines with Osama bin Laden on their cover, black-and-white jihadi flags and books at the bookshop, Küresel Kitap (Global Books), owned by Osman Akyıldız. But where was ISIS exactly?

A caption below a photograph taken at the bookshop reads "ISIS flag." The flag is the white version of ISIS's black flag and with golden hemstitches. Jihad flags have been black for 1,400 years since the Prophet Muhammad's jihad flag called "ar-Raya" was black. Again, when we remember that ISIS was motivated by a hadith about "people of the black flag," I don't think they also use the white, or female, version of that flag. In fact, as one looks at the other photographs of signs of ISIS taken at the bookshop, it can be thought that the AP's correspondents believe the Seal of Prophet Muhammad is a creation of pro-ISIS designers. But they walked around places near the original seal that is used on the ISIS flag. Fortunately they didn't go to the Topkapı Palace a few blocks away from the bookshop and visit the Chamber of Sacred Relics. Otherwise they might have included the seal at the end of a letter sent by the Prophet Muhammad to Muqawqis on the list of ISIS signs in Istanbul. On the other black-and-white flag they photographed as a sign ISIS, there is the shahada, or statement of faith – "la ilaha illallah muhammedun rasulullah" (There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.) And the green color of this flag is that of Saudi Arabia, the country whose jets bomb ISIS positions.

Besides, information about the owner of Küresel Kitap, Osman Akyıldız, is only one Google search away. Akyıldız, who has translated the works of jihadi theorist Maqdisi – a figure who attacks ISIS more fiercely than the U.S. – into Turkish, is close to anti-ISIS jihadi groups. He was even arrested sometime last year by the police in Istanbul, "in the city ISIS pervades."

Osman Akyıldız complained that the AP article did not include his criticism of ISIS: "The AP does everything it can to not publish the original version of their interview with me. Although I openly stated in that interview that I don't embrace ISIS's practices, they portrayed me as an ISIS sympathizer. They told me they would put corrections on their website. If they don't, I will take legal action."

So the AP piece is 0-for-2. Of course, they also went to the "ISIS gift shop" in the Bağcılar district, which also appeared in Turkish news. The shop, which sold t-shirts with sharp jihadi slogans, had to hang a sign on its door that read, "We are not affiliated with any group." The owner was forced to close down the shop due to pressures by neighbors and the police. Now it's 0-for-3 regarding the signs of sympathy for ISIS that pervaded everywhere in Istanbul.

The correspondents included the comment of a totally impartial Kemalist-Neocon academic, who is a descendant of the Afghan royal family who is unrelated to the event, in the piece that had occasional side notes like, "A few scattered sightings of Islamic State group paraphernalia in a sprawling city of 14 million people do not necessarily indicate significant support." In that case, why the news: "It all starts with those signs."

But the article, which contains totally groundless claims and which labels everyone it comes up against as "ISIS sympathizers" while trying to seem to be not doing that, ends with the words of a student who is shaken by the fear of ISIS: "What can you feel when an organization that terrorizes the Middle East enters your school?"

What can we say? We hope the coalition forces that read the AP article would not strike Istanbul University's Faculty of Literature, too.
According to U.S. media outlets, however, Turkey attacks the Kurds who are fighting ISIS.

For example, in an article by Tim Arango and Şebnem Arsu in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/world/europe/turkey-airstrike-kurds-isis.html?_r=0.

When Turkish jets patrolling the Syrian border bombed PKK militants who had attacked the Dağlıca Guard Post with anti-aircraft machine guns, the newspaper reported the event in such a manner: "In the face of increasing international pressure, Turkey took decisive military action on Monday – not against the Islamic State militants that Turkey's Western allies have urged it to fight, but rather against the Kurdish militant group that has been battling the Islamic State.

Turkey hits the Kurdish groups battling ISIS. Even a look at Dağlıca on a map, which is kilometers away from Kobani to the east near the Turkish-Iranian border, is enough to see the distortion and ulterior motives in the news; of course, if you could find information that the bombing followed an attack on a guard post. Besides, even the PKK leadership in Northern Iraq's Qandil Mountains did not get as disturbed by the incident, which it said hadn't left anyone dead, as much as The New York Times did. More bad news for The New York Times: The incident did not put an end to the cease-fire as part of the resolution process.

According to a news article in The Wall Street Journal by Emre Peker, who described the incident as the end of the cease-fire, over 36 people were killed in clashes with police during the Kobani protests: http://online.wsj.com/articles/turkish-warplanes-bomb-kurdish-pkk-in-turkey-1413296160?tesla=y

To write this piece, one should not have heard the stories published for days in the Turkish media about people who had been killed by PKK sympathizers for being bearded or pro-ISIS. Again, it should not be known that most of those killed had lost their lives at the hands of PKK sympathizers or in clashes with members of Islamist associations. A media campaign full of ignorance, distortion, and disinformation has begun in U.S. media outlets simultaneously with the Barack Obama administration's tussle with Ankara over ISIS.
I think we have seen a movie with a similar theme. What was it? – "Sex, Lies and Videotape." No, no – "Wag the Dog."

* Columnist at Türkiye daily"

Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/2014/10/29/wag-the-dog-ii-or-isis-lies-and-videotape

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Turquie : des intellectuels kurdes critiquent le parti HDP pour son appel irresponsable à manifester (et ce alors qu'il a voté contre la motion parlementaire turque)

Turquie : après le vote de la motion autorisant une intervention militaire, les milieux extrémistes kurdes déclenchent de graves émeutes...

Turquie : affrontements meurtriers entre Kurdes pro-PKK et Kurdes islamistes du Hizbullah

Erbil : des manifestants pro-PYD attaquent au couteau des journalistes de l'agence kurde Rudaw

Turquie : le bilan des émeutes provoquées par les ultra-nationalistes kurdes

Hambourg : une association kurde réprouve les provocations des pro-PKK

RAPPEL : la Turquie a déjà bombardé à plusieurs reprises les positions de l’Etat islamique (EIIL)

La lutte de l'Etat turc contre l'afflux de djihadistes étrangers : environ 3.600 interdictions d'entrée et 1.000 expulsions

La Turquie a expulsé 1100 ressortissants de l'UE liés à al-Qaïda

Syrie : la lutte turco-belge contre les recruteurs salafistes

La collaboration entre les services turcs et occidentaux pour intercepter les djihadistes

Syrie : davantage de djihadistes en provenance de Russie et de France que de Turquie (pays majoritairement musulman et contigu)

Les Kurdes et l'EIIL

Frontière turco-syrienne : l'activiste kurde Saradar K. admet qu'il n'y a rien de suspect dans l'attitude des soldats turcs

29/10/2014 / SYRIE -TURQUIE
Quand les jihadistes de l’EI narguent l’armée turque à la frontière

La vidéo de combattants de l’organisation de l'État islamique échangeant avec des soldats turcs près de Kobané a été diffusée récemment sur les réseaux sociaux. Des images qui ont suscité la colère des activistes kurdes, qui y voient la preuve d’une collusion entre les forces armées turques et le groupe jihadiste. Mais la scène semble davantage être le résultat d’une provocation de la part de combattants de l’EI.

Une zone disputée entre les jihadistes et les combattants kurdes

La vidéo a été tournée par les membres d’une agence d’information kurde appelée DIHA, le 22 octobre 2014, non loin de Tel al-Chair. Cette colline située à l’ouest de Kobané a changé de mains plusieurs fois depuis le début des combats, en septembre dernier, entre les jihadistes et les combattants kurdes des Unités de protection du peuple (YPG).

La zone filmée est un no man’s land situé à la frontière entre la Syrie et la Turquie, où des centaines de réfugiés kurdes ont laissé leurs voitures et autres engins agricoles avant de passer en Turquie, les autorités de ce pays ne leur permettant pas d’emporter leurs véhicules.

S’il n’est pas établi que les jihadistes tiennent toujours cette zone mercredi 29 octobre, une source au sein du groupe de l'État islamique a confirmé avoir pris le contrôle de la zone au moment de la vidéo. Une information confirmée par le porte-parole du YPG à Kobané, Hassan Charous, joint par téléphone. Appuyé par l’aviation de la coalition, les combattants kurdes ont  réussi à en reprendre le contrôle le lendemain, soit le 23 octobre, ajoute-t-il. Le rapport de force reste toutefois très mouvant sur le terrain.

Des jihadistes qui signalent leur présence

La vidéo, éditée par l’agence DIHA, s’ouvre sur deux hommes armés - un en tenue afghane kaki et un autre portant un sweet-shirt noir - en train de brûler un objet au milieu du no man’s land. Les deux hommes se dirigent par la suite vers des véhicules abandonnés, où ils retrouvent d’autres combattants de l'EI. À 1’13’’, l’homme au sweet-shirt noir effectue des signes en direction de la frontière. À 1’41’’, on aperçoit cinq hommes en train de discuter près d’une camionnette chargée de marchandises. Puis, un peu plus tard, les deux jihadistes se dirigent à pieds vers la frontière turque. À 2’32’’, les deux hommes recommencent à faire des signes de la main comme pour se signaler aux militaires turcs puis se rapprochent, armes à la main, de la barrière barbelée qui délimite la frontière. Un véhicule militaire turc arrive alors sur les lieux. Quatre soldats descendent rapidement, enfilent des gilets pare-balles et se dirigent vers les deux jihadistes. La scène a lieu derrière le camion. On devine qu’une discussion s’engage mais le son de la vidéo étant de mauvaise qualité il n’est pas possible d’en connaitre la teneur.

Sur cette autre version plus longue de la vidéo relayée par un autre média kurde, un des soldats fait des signes aux jihadistes visiblement juste après leur échange pour leur demander de s’éloigner [3’13’’]. Avant de partir, les deux hommes répondent aux soldats avec le geste de ralliement des jihadistes l’index levé vers le ciel, puis crient "allahou akbar. […] La ilaha illa Allah (Dieu est grand […]. Il n’y a de Dieu qu’Allah)."

Ce n’est pas la première fois que des combattants de l’EI réalisent de telles incursions depuis le début des combats à Kobané. Des réfugiés kurdes ont aperçu à plusieurs reprises des jihadistes dans le no man’s land près de la frontière turque, où ils se sont emparés de plusieurs véhicules appartenant à des civils kurdes.

"Rien de suspect" dans cet échange


La Turquie est soupçonnée depuis plusieurs mois par de nombreux militants kurdes de soutenir en sous-main les combattants de l’EI. Plusieurs sites d’information kurdes ont donc présenté cette vidéo comme étant une preuve de cette "coopération". Pourtant, pour Saradar K., un activiste kurde de Kobané, l’attitude des soldats turcs n’a rien de suspect.  "Les jihadistes sont plutôt venus narguer les militaires turcs, parce qu’ils venaient de prendre le contrôle de cette zone à l’ouest de Kobané. Et il est tout à fait normal que les militaires turcs ne réagissent pas face à cette provocation. Ils ne peuvent pas intervenir comme ça dans un autre pays, la Syrie, sans qu’ils en aient reçu l’ordre au plus haut niveau."

Le Parlement turc a voté début octobre une résolution autorisant l’intervention de la Turquie, au côté des forces de la coalition, contre l’EI en Syrie et en Irak. Mais aucune opération n’a eu lieu depuis, les forces armées turques se contentant d’être postée à la frontière. Une stratégie qui s’explique en partie par le fait que la Turquie ne veut pas soutenir le YPG, une émanation en Syrie du PKK, groupe armé autonomiste kurde que la Turquie considère comme un groupe terroriste.

Ankara a toutefois autorisé les peshmerga, les combattants kurdes d’Irak, à transiter par la Turquie pour aller se battre contre l’organisation de l’EI à Kobane. Les premiers peshmergas sont arrivés dans la nuit du mardi 28 au mercredi 29 octobre en Turquie, pour rejoindre la ville syrienne kurde assiégée par les jihadistes depuis le 16 septembre.
Source : http://observers.france24.com/fr/content/20141029-video-etat-islamique-ei-kobane-soldats-turquie

Voir également : Le mythe de l'abandon des Kurdes syriens par la Turquie

L'étau se resserre autour du PYD-YPG à Kobanê : EI d'un côté, ASL et peshmerga irakiens de l'autre

Bon sens : Ahmet Davutoğlu préfère voir l'ASL contrôler Kobanê

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu : "Nous aidons les forces des peshmerga à franchir la frontière pour aller à Kobanê"

Ahmet Davutoğlu : "près de 300 membres du PYD sont rentrés en Turquie en déposant leurs armes"

Massoud Barzani révèle que la Turquie d'Erdogan a secrètement envoyé des armes aux peshmerga en août dernier

"Sauver Kobanê" ? Salih Muslim (leader du PYD, branche syrienne du PKK) s'oppose catégoriquement à une intervention turque

RAPPEL : la Turquie a déjà bombardé à plusieurs reprises les positions de l’Etat islamique (EIIL)

L'ancien gardien de but (kurde) du club d'Halabja est mort dans les rangs de l'EI

Halabja Football Club Goalkeeper Killed While Fighting For ISIS
30.10.2014

Soran Luqman
BasNews, Erbil

An Iraqi Kurdish football player has been killed while fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants.

Goran, 28 and former Halabja football club goalkeeper, joined IS militants just a few months ago. He was a Peshmerga before becoming a Jihadi fighter.

According to information obtained by BasNews, Goran was killed Wednesday night, after coalition warplanes targeted IS positions.

However, it is not known if he was killed in Syria or in Iraq.

Goran is the second Halabja footballer to join Islamic State in the last two years. Last year Halabja striker Kaywan Hawrami joined al-Nusra Front and was killed fighting in Syria.

BasNews also has learned that before leaving to join the war, Goran sent a letter to Halabja football club, apologizing for leaving them without informing them and saying goodbye.

A friend of Goran, who spoke on condition of anonymity to BasNews, confirmed the news of his death and said that one of Goran’s friends was a IS member, and was the reason Goran joined the Jihadi group.

“Goran was a religious person, but his friends who were IS members were the reason Goran joined them,” said Goran’s friend.

Hi’s friend also said that Goran called his family a few times before his death, saying he regretted becoming an IS member.
Source : http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/Halabja-Football-Club-Goalkeeper-Killed-While-Fighting-For-ISIS/40298

Voir également : Les Kurdes et l'EIIL

Irak : un militant kurde de l'Etat islamique a été tué près de Kirkouk

Le frère du commandant Abou Khattab al-Kurdi (EI) était lui aussi djihadiste

"Génocide" des Kurdes ? Abou Khattab al-Kurdi (un Kurde d'Halabja) commande l'offensive de l'EI sur Kobanê

Allemagne : l'Etat islamique attire de jeunes Kurdes

Syrie : un Kurde de Diyarbakır est mort au combat dans les rangs de l'Etat islamique

Wassim Nasr : "on trouve même des Kurdes, notamment dans la ville d’Halabja, qui rejoignent les rangs des djihadistes de l’Etat islamique"

Bâle : deux frères kurdes condamnés pour propagande terroriste

Suisse : deux frères kurdes accusés de participation à l'organisation terroriste al-Qaïda

mercredi 29 octobre 2014

Le colonel al-Okaïdi (ASL) sera-t-il le vainqueur des communistes kurdes du PYD-YPG ?

Moyen Orient et Monde
L’ASL cherche-t-elle réellement à aider les Kurdes ?

Éclairage

Pour Romain Caillet, Okaidi serait un « opportuniste » et le PYD n'est pas dupe...
Samia MEDAWAR | OLJ
25/10/2014

La confusion semble totale : certains, comme le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan, annoncent l'envoi de 1 300 troupes de l'Armée syrienne libre (ASL) à Kobané pour aider les Kurdes. Mais les principaux concernés réfutent cette information. Qu'en est-il réellement ? À l'origine, c'est le colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, commandant rebelle syrien et ancien membre de la direction de l'ASL, qui a révélé à la chaîne al-Jazira que ses troupes se rendraient à Kobané « dans les prochaines 36 heures », en passant par la Turquie.

Toutefois, tempère Romain Caillet, chercheur et consultant sur la question islamiste, « il est important de mettre l'accent sur la personnalité d'al-Okaidi. Si l'on se souvient bien, rappelle-t-il, c'est ce même colonel qui était entré dans Qousseir (en Syrie) en sauveur. Mais peu de temps après, c'est lui aussi qui a négocié la sortie des habitants avec le Hezbollah, avant que celui-ci ne prenne la ville » en été 2013. Pour rappel, ce colonel a fait défection de l'armée syrienne en 2012, avant de rejoindre l'ASL début 2012. En novembre 2013, il démissionne du Conseil militaire d'Alep, invoquant un manque d'unité au sein de la rébellion et le retrait continu de ses combattants lors de batailles cruciales.
Romain Caillet estime que ce colonel « serait plutôt un opportuniste, un habitué des coups de (communication), et je penche pour l'hypothèse selon laquelle le colonel Okaidi cherche à prendre le contrôle de la ville de Kobané ». Après tout, n'a-t-il pas assuré que Kobané, de son nom arabe Ain el-Arab, fait partie de la Syrie, et que de l'aider fait partie des responsabilités de l'ASL ? C'est en tout cas ce qu'a affirmé la journaliste Jenan Moussa sur Twitter.



(Lire aussi : Des peshmergas bientôt à Kobané pour aider leurs frères syriens)

Mais les Kurdes ne semblent pas dupes, pour Romain Caillet. « Et c'est pour cette raison que Saleh Muslim (un des dirigeants du Parti de l'union démocratique – PYD) a assuré qu'aucun accord n'avait été conclu à ce sujet. » De plus, « il est essentiel de se demander de quel front retirer des combattant de l'ASL pour les repositionner à Kobané ». À ce sujet d'ailleurs, le dirigeant actuel du Conseil militaire d'Alep, le général Zaher el-Saket, a également nié l'envoi de troupes à Kobané, assurant que l'opposition syrienne armée se concentrait sur le front aleppin, d'après la chaîne al-Jazira.

Une autre hypothèse serait, pour le chercheur, que la Turquie cherche à envoyer des troupes de l'ASL à Kobané et l'y armer pour qu'elle en prenne effectivement le dessus face aux jihadistes de l'État islamique (EI, ex-Daech)... ou même face aux Kurdes. Ce n'est un secret pour personne qu'Ankara cherche à tout prix à éviter d'avoir une « base » militaire kurde à sa frontière, et l'ASL « serait une bonne alternative » pour la Turquie, selon M. Caillet, d'autant plus que la communauté internationale s'est « unie » pour combattre les jihadistes de l'EI. En outre, l'armée turque aurait bombardé des positions kurdes, non pas en Turquie, comme on l'aurait pensé et comme elle l'a déjà fait à la mi-octobre, mais à... Kobané, selon un combattant kurde sur place, et dont l'accusation a été relayée par la chaîne al-Mayadeen sur son compte Twitter.



(Lire aussi: Les Kurdes devraient pouvoir résister à Kobané, affirment des responsables US)



En attendant, les Kurdes regagnent un peu de terrain face aux jihadistes qui, bien que mieux équipés, sont tout de même affaiblis par les raids aériens de la coalition internationale. Quitte à se demander pourquoi l'ASL enverrait des renforts maintenant, alors que la bataille de Kobané fait rage depuis plus d'un mois...
Il n'en reste pas moins que rien ne peut être expliqué ou compris si l'on ne garde pas en tête que la priorité des priorités pour Recep Tayyip Erdogan et pour la Turquie est, avant toute autre considération, la chute du régime de Bachar el-Assad...
Source : http://www.lorientlejour.com/article/892887/lasl-cherche-t-elle-reellement-a-aider-les-kurdes-.html

Voir également : L'étau se resserre autour du PYD-YPG à Kobanê : EI d'un côté, ASL et peshmerga irakiens de l'autre

Bon sens : Ahmet Davutoğlu préfère voir l'ASL contrôler Kobanê

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu : "Nous aidons les forces des peshmerga à franchir la frontière pour aller à Kobanê"

Ahmet Davutoğlu : "près de 300 membres du PYD sont rentrés en Turquie en déposant leurs armes"

L'opposition syrienne (dont fait partie le Conseil national kurde) accuse le PYD-YPG de nettoyage ethnique

Syrie : l'amertume de l'ASL (Armée syrienne libre) après les livraisons d'armes aux terroristes kurdes du PYD-YPG

Syrie : le favoritisme pro-kurde des Américains provoque la colère des révoltés arabes de la tribu Shaitat

La collaboration entre le PYD-YPG et la dictature sanguinaire d'Assad

Une carte de France 24 confirme la coopération entre le PYD-YPG et le régime d'Assad (nord-est de la Syrie)

Mustafa Osso (Conseil national kurde) dénonce l'enrôlement forcé de centaines de jeunes Kurdes (et non-Kurdes) dans les YPG

Kobanê : des Kurdes réfugiés à Suruç (Turquie) critiquent le PKK-PYD

Ibrahim Biro (secrétaire général du parti kurde Yekiti) : les combattants des partis kurdes ont été "détenus, harcelés et exilés" par le PYD

Ahmet Davutoğlu sur Ayn al-Arab/"Kobanê" : les Kurdes du PYD paient le prix de leur coopération avec le régime d'Assad

La Turquie d'Erdogan aurait secrètement payé deux mois de salaires pour les fonctionnaires du Kurdistan irakien

Turkey Has Paid Two Months of Kurdish Employees’ Salaries

Kurdo Shaban
BasNews, Erbil

The Turkish government has sent two months of Iraqi Kurdish government employees’ salaries, but due to internal conflicts in Iraq, it has remained secret, claims a Kurdish writer.

The writer Noreldin Waisy, in his Tuesday column in the Bas Weekly newspaper, talks about the factors behind the apparent reluctance of the Turkish to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

In his column he talks about recent meetings with senior Turkish officials in Istanbul including Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Yalçın Akdoğan. He was told that the kidnapping of Turkish diplomats in Mosul by IS militants was the main factor behind Turkish inaction toward IS gains in the Kurdistan Region.

“During the meetings, I got the feeling that Turkish officials are desperate to clear the air and explain their position towards IS. They feel there is an unfair campaign going on against Turkey and rejected the idea that they are supporting IS,” wrote Waisy.

Regarding the Kurdistan Region’s relationship with Ankara, Waisy quotes Safa Sadık Aytekin, Turkish Deputy Undersecretary of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, where he says, “The relationship bewteen the Kurdistan Region and Turkey is like a romantic relationship between a boy and a girl’.

Waisy says that during his visit to Turkey, with a number of Kurdish journalists, and in their meetings with Turkish officials, they criticized the Turkish policy when IS attacked the Kurdistan Region a few months ago. They also attacked the Turkish stance toward the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan which has become headline news around the world.
 
However, Waisy reports that the Turkish officials’ response to all the criticism was that Turkey has done much to support Kurds in recent months.


They said for example that the majority of Kobani residents (currently over 200,000 people) are based in Turkey and the Turkish government has supported them, and the 40,000 Kurdish Yazidi refugees that have arrived in Turkey since IS militants took over Sinjar.
 
Turkish officials also said that Turkey is the only country in the world that has opened a refugee camp inside the Kurdistan region.


The Kurdish journalist also reveals for the first time that a Turkish official has claimed that two months of Iraqi Kurdistan government employees’ salaries has been provided by Ankara; however Turkish officials wanted that information kept secret, so in the future Turkish opposition parties won’t use it against the ruling AKP.

In recent months, Turkey’s position toward Islamic State has been criticized and some have accused Ankara of supporting the Jihadi group and even providing them weapons and a safe haven.
Source : http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/Turkey-Has-Paid-Two-Months-of-Kurdish-Employees--Salaries/40022

Voir également : Massoud Barzani révèle que la Turquie d'Erdogan a secrètement envoyé des armes aux peshmerga en août dernier

L'étau se resserre autour du PYD-YPG à Kobanê : EI d'un côté, ASL et peshmerga irakiens de l'autre

Ankara autorise le passage de 200 peshmergas vers Kobani
Publié le 23-10-2014 à 15h33

RIGA/ERBIL (Reuters) - Le président turc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a déclaré jeudi qu'un accord avait été conclu sur le passage par le territoire turc de 200 peshmergas kurdes d'Irak allant participer à défense de la ville kurde syrienne de Kobani assiégée par les combattants de l'Etat islamique.

Un haut responsable de la région du Kurdistan irakien a précisé que ces troupes seraient équipées d'armements plus lourds que ceux dont disposent les Kurdes qui défendent la ville frontalière.

Les élus du parlement de la région semi-autonome du Kurdistan irakien avaient approuvé mercredi l'envoi de renforts, liant de fait les deux conflits, en Irak et en Syrie.

"J'ai été informé qu'ils avaient finalement conclu un accord sur le chiffre de 200 (combattants)", a indiqué Erdogan qui s'exprimait au cours d'une conférence de presse à Riga en Lettonie.

Le ministre turc des Affaires étrangères Mevlut Cavusoglu avait déclaré dès lundi que la Turquie facilitait le passage des peshmergas d'Irak vers Kobani, pour combattre aux côtés des Kurdes syriens défendant la ville, assiégée par les djihadistes de l'Etat islamique.

Les différentes factions kurdes syriennes ont par ailleurs annoncé qu'elles avaient conclu un accord de partage du pouvoir et qu'elles avaient enterré leurs vieilles rivalités afin de présenter un front uni contre l'EI.

Cet accord a été conclu au terme de neuf jours de négociations sous l'égide de Massoud Barzani, président du Kurdistan irakien.

PAS DE CALENDRIER

Les différents groupes armés kurdes ont mis à profit depuis trois ans la rébellion contre le gouvernement de Bachar al Assad pour asseoir leur contrôle sur plusieurs zones du nord de la Syrie.

Le Parti de l'union démocratique (PYD), pendant syrien du Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK) qui opère en Turquie, a réussi à constituer "trois cantons" autonomes qu'il administre dans la région longeant la frontière turque, une décision contestée par d'autres formations dont le Conseil national kurde (KNC).

L'accord conclu mercredi prévoit la constitution d'un nouvel organe décisionnaire dans lequel toutes les tendances seront représentées.

Il s'attaque également à l'un des points de friction les plus sensibles, celui de la volonté du PYD d'interdire toute organisation armée autre que celle constituée par ses milices réunies au sein des Unités de protection populaire (YPG).

Le tissu administratif mis en place par le PYD va être "développé" et des élections seront organisées pour la constitution d'un parlement kurde syrien. Aucun calendrier n'a été fixé pour ces échéances.

Cet accord est le troisième du genre, les deux précédents n'avaient pas réussi à créer l'unité dans les rangs des Kurdes syriens.

(Aija Krutaine et Humeyra Pamuk; Eric Faye pour le service français)
Source : http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20141023.REU9891/ankara-autorise-le-passage-de-200-peshmergas-vers-kobani.html

PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN SAYS 1,300 FSA FIGHTERS TO JOIN KOBANI BATTLE

President Erdoğan announces that 1,300 Free Syrian Army members will join 150 peshmerga fighters in Kobani through corridors in Turkey while the PYD leadership balks at its loss of regional influence


    Mehmet Solmaz
    Updated : 25.10.2014 10:10:56

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, said on Friday that Ankara will allow 1,300 Free Syrian Army (FSA) members through a corridor to defend Kobani, a few days after announcing that 150 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters would also be allowed through. However, Turkey's efforts to prevent the fall of the town to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is opposed by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Co-President Salih Muslim, who in a statement a few hours after Erdoğan, said FSA was actually fighting against PYD and accused Turkey of ulterior motives. The PYD, which is the Syrian faction of terrorist PKK, and its armed wing the People's Protection Units (YPG) are focused on utilizing the world's attention on Kobani into a military presence in the region. Muslim, speaking to pro-PKK Fırat news agency, said the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) should send arms rather than peshmerga fighters.

"We have no problem with the passage of FSA in Kobani," said President Erdoğan, adding that Turkey had already offered the U.S. President Obama to send FSA to the besieged town of Kobani at first.

Expressing that the Syrian Kurdish fighters could potentially change their minds in the future about accepting 1,300 Free Syrian Army troops in Kobani to fight against the ISIS in Kobani, the president noted, "The PYD previously approved the passage of some 200 peshmerga forces," Erdoğan said. "However, we later learned that the number agreed has changed and now it is only 150 peshmerga soldiers."

Speking to Daily Sabah on Friday, columnist and Kurdish politics expert Kurtuluş Tayiz stated that Muslim's words were rather an opposition to other groups joining fight against the ISIS in Kobani. "Muslim is not refuting Erdoğan's words but objecting FSA reinforcement. He did the same when KRG leader Barzani offered to send 2,000 peshmergas to Kobani. Later this number was reduced to 150 and now they are negotiating to bring this number down to 120," Tayiz said.

When asked about Muslim's criticisms towards Turkey, Tayiz said Turkey had agreed to let Peshmerga pass through its soils to enter into Kobani to fight against ISIS, Turkey also told FSA to send reinforcement group to join the fight it has also agreed to open a corridor for peshmerga fighters to pass with their arms.

"What PYD cares about is not Kobani's fate but instead having full control of the area itself without other groups. If others help to save Kobani from ISIS, the PYD will not have much a say in the area and it will not achieve to create its tiny North Korea. The U.S. has to see this," Tayiz said, adding that Muslim demanding heavy weapons to fight ISIS is not "logical" as its fighters are not capable of using such arms.

According to Tayiz, PYD's stance had brought Kobani to brink of collapse to ISIS hands. "They are seeing Kobani as an opportunity to create an area in their control and continue their close relations with the Assad regime," he added.

The FSA, the main opposition armed group battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will reportedly send troops to the town to aid in the fight against ISIS, according to a written statement by the group's operating unit in Aleppo. The troops will be under the command of Colonel Abdul-Jabbar al-Aqidi. Details of the operations were not made public. In the statement, the group called on international coalition forces and other armed groups in the region for assistance and cooperation in combating ISIS.

The battle for control of Kobani has been raging since mid-September when ISIS entered the town. An estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, including some 190,000 from Kobani, are being sheltered in camps across Turkey.

"We meticulously said that our approach is very positive toward the FSA's fighting in Syria," Erdoğan said. "We always said that our first preference in Syria is the FSA, and the second preference is peshmerga."

Regarding the passage of peshmerga forces into Kobani, the Turkish General Staff issued a statement on Friday. Even though no details have been released over how the peshmerga forces will travel across Turkey to join the Kobani fight, some media outlets reported that the General Staff proposed air transport for peshmergas and these allegations were denied by the Turkish General Staff. The stories said that peshmerga forces would be airlifted to Kobani through Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa or they would enter Turkey through Khabur border checkpoint on contry's southeastern border with Iraq. These and similar articles involving the movement Pershmerga forces from Turkey to Kobani were all untrue, the statement said.

KRG Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Mustafa Seyid Kadir on Tuesday announced that 200 peshmerga soldiers equipped with heavy weapons will be sent to Kobani as the first step within days. Shedding light on the route to be followed by peshmerga forces, the minister was quoted saying that the route will go through the southeastern towns of Silopi, Nusaybin and Suruç.

According to government sources, the KRG will choose the forces that are scheduled to enter Kobani by informing Ankara with a list of names. Pursuing the goal of securing arms and controlling the forces to be sent to the region, Ankara is aiming to protect its sensitivity toward its position in the anti-ISIS coalition and plans to register the arms inventory to later repossess the weapons.

Ankara suggested peshmerga forces wear uniforms to prevent them from being associated with the PKK, which took up arms against Turkey to create an independent state in southeastern Turkey. Ankara has stipulated that there are to be no Kurdish flags or arms during the passage.

Intelligence sharing between the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs in Irbil and Turkish liaison officers are of the utmost importance to Ankara so as to ensure the facilitation of peshmerga forces joining the fight in Kobani without any disadvantages.

SENA ALKAN CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2014/10/24/president-erdogan-says-1300-free-syria-fighters-to-join-kobane-battle

Etyen Mahçupyan 28 October 2014, Tuesday

A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION FOR THE PYD

This was probably not what Salih Muslim, the leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), had in mind. He had struck a deal with Syrian President Bashar Assad and secured the regime's indirect support.
In return for not assisting the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Assad pledged financial support and accepted the formation of an autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria to which Kurds refer to as Rojava. In a way, the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) proved quite beneficial for the PYD, since the central government's losses against the militants, including its control over half the country, made the organization more valuable to the regime. ISIS, moreover, served to weaken the FSA. Let us also add that almost everyone based their assessments on the assumption that ISIS would only last a short period of time.

Similarly, Muslim probably dreamed of forming an autonomous or even independent polity in Rojava when things calmed down. As such, Kurds would have finally realized their century-old dream of establishing an independent nation-state. Furthermore, such a development would represent an important accomplishment for modernist and leftist Kurdish movements to effectively alleviate their sense of inferiority to Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani's right-leaning model in Iraq. There is more of course. The idea of Rojava had been constructed in line with imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan's thinking and, according to Kurds themselves, presented an avant-garde model to the rest of the world. As such, its survival carries major psychological importance for the movement.

Whether or not this win-win situation represented a realistic scenario for the PYD, however, almost always went unnoticed. The Kurds wanted to realize the dream of Rojava so badly that they did not seem to have any energy left to devote to realism. They wished that ISIS would be stopped at some point, a balance of power would emerge between Assad and ISIS, and the FSA would become less influential and that the PYD would thereby emerge as the dominant force in northern Syria.

The plans, however, did not work out after all. ISIS not only invaded Rojava but also cut all the ties between the three Kurdish cantons in the area. Today, the organization keeps Kobani under siege from three sides, making the Turkish border the town's sole connection to the outside world.
Although the U.S.-led coalition continues to launch airstrikes on ISIS targets, everyone seems to agree that the current operation will prove inadequate. The question then, relates to which forces will be part of a ground operation and which governments will opt for a supporting role. Naturally, all eyes are on Ankara. Having engaged in dialogue with the PKK to make peace with Kurds, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government is believed to be compelled to help the PYD, an organization affiliated with the PKK. Ankara, however, has maintained a relatively firm stance over the past three years. If the PYD wants to build stronger ties with the Turkish authorities they have to distance themselves from Assad and develop better relations with the FSA. In turn, the PYD leadership believed it could strong-arm Ankara through PKK attacks and international pressures - to no avail.

Turkey's second offer required the PYD to accept assistance from the FSA and KRG. Despite its eagerness to receive weapons and ammunition, the organization resisted the entry of these groups into Rojava. The reasoning was simple - if they failed to defeat ISIS, then Rojava would have been lost anyway. But PYD members would have felt defeated if they only managed to force ISIS out of Rojava with help from the FSA and KRG - they would have to include the victors and build a pluralistic order in the area. Like a baby born prematurely and proved unable to survive, the century-old dream was eventually lost.

The lose-lose situation described above can possibly lead certain groups and organizations to take irrational steps. If anything, the PKK proved just how desperate it was by calling on its supporters to rush to the streets across Turkey and resist the authorities. This most recent wave of protests have not only deprived the Kurdish movement of its moral high ground but effectively rendered the PYD more isolated than before, hence their inability to object to the commissioning of the FSA and KRG forces.
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/columns/etyen-mahcupyan/2014/10/28/a-loselose-situation-for-the-pyd

Voir également : Bon sens : Ahmet Davutoğlu préfère voir l'ASL contrôler Kobanê

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu : "Nous aidons les forces des peshmerga à franchir la frontière pour aller à Kobanê"

Ahmet Davutoğlu : "près de 300 membres du PYD sont rentrés en Turquie en déposant leurs armes"

L'opposition syrienne (dont fait partie le Conseil national kurde) accuse le PYD-YPG de nettoyage ethnique

Massoud Barzani révèle que la Turquie d'Erdogan a secrètement envoyé des armes aux peshmerga en août dernier

Syrie : la répression du PKK-PYD-YPG contre les partisans du PDK de Barzani

Massoud Barzani (novembre 2013) : "le PYD essaie par la force des armes et en accord avec le régime syrien d'imposer un état de fait"

Mustafa Osso (Conseil national kurde) dénonce l'enrôlement forcé de centaines de jeunes Kurdes (et non-Kurdes) dans les YPG

Kobanê : des Kurdes réfugiés à Suruç (Turquie) critiquent le PKK-PYD

Ibrahim Biro (secrétaire général du parti kurde Yekiti) : les combattants des partis kurdes ont été "détenus, harcelés et exilés" par le PYD

Les zones contrôlées par le PKK-PYD-YPG en Syrie : arrestations arbitraires, torture, meurtres inexpliqués et disparitions

Ahmet Davutoğlu sur Ayn al-Arab/"Kobanê" : les Kurdes du PYD paient le prix de leur coopération avec le régime d'Assad

mardi 28 octobre 2014

Qamishli : la police politique du PYD (Asayish) attaque une manifestation contre l'enrôlement forcé dans les YPG

Al-Qamishli: Asayiş attacks demonstration against forcible recruitment

KURDWATCH, October 24, 2014—On October 15, 2014, two dozen women in al‑Qamishli protested against the kidnapping and forcible recruitment of their sons and brothers by the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), [further information]. The rally ended after half an hour. An eyewitness told KurdWatch: »The Asayiş beat a woman. The others then ended the demonstration out of fear.«
Source : http://www.kurdwatch.org/?aid=3252&z=en&cure=1016

Voir également : Mustafa Osso (Conseil national kurde) dénonce l'enrôlement forcé de centaines de jeunes Kurdes (et non-Kurdes) dans les YPG

Kobanê : des Kurdes réfugiés à Suruç (Turquie) critiquent le PKK-PYD

Ibrahim Biro (secrétaire général du parti kurde Yekiti) : les combattants des partis kurdes ont été "détenus, harcelés et exilés" par le PYD

Les zones contrôlées par le PKK-PYD-YPG en Syrie : arrestations arbitraires, torture, meurtres inexpliqués et disparitions

Kobanê-Alep : Assad profite des doubles standards américains pour tenter d'asphyxier l'ASL

Syrie : Bachar el-Assad, libre d'achever la rébellion

Le Point - Publié le 27/10/2014 à 14:59 - Modifié le 27/10/2014 à 19:37

Le président syrien profite des frappes américaines anti-djihadistes pour bombarder les dernières poches de résistance des rebelles, sans épargner les civils.


Par Armin Arefi

De prime abord, le reportage de France 2 à Alep diffusé dimanche soir a comme un air de déjà-vu. Carcasses d'immeubles éventrés, slalom de combattants entre les décombres pour échapper aux rafales d'armes automatiques, ou encore fente creusée dans un mur pour mieux viser, puis abattre ses adversaires, le document intitulé "Au coeur de la bataille d'Alep" ne semble guère différer de toutes ces plongées au sein de la rébellion syrienne proposées depuis maintenant deux ans à la télévision. Jusqu'à ce que l'un des soldats annonce à la caméra : "Entre nous et les rebelles, ici, il n'y a même pas dix mètres de distance."

Vous l'aurez compris, les combattants qui accueillent l'équipe de France 2 ne sont pas des opposants syriens, mais des membres de l'armée de Bachar el-Assad témoignant de leur reconquête de la seconde ville de Syrie.
Une première en France, dans cette cité ravagée par deux ans de combats sanglants entre régime et opposition, et le dernier signe que le vent a tourné sur la révolution syrienne. En effet, en dépit de leurs dénégations répétées, les États-Unis, en s'engageant dans une guerre contre l'organisation État islamique (EI), ont bel et bien renforcé le président syrien. Et tué ses opposants.
Punition collective

Comme un symbole, pendant que l'aviation américaine multiplie les frappes contre les positions djihadistes à Kobané, son homologue syrienne a tout loisir de pilonner massivement les derniers territoires tenus par la rébellion. Alep, Idleb, Hama, Quneïtra, Damas ou encore Deraa, aucune province rebelle n'échappe aux bombardements de l'armée, d'une ampleur inégalée depuis la semaine dernière. Missiles air-sol lancés depuis des avions de chasse ou barils de TNT projetés par des hélicoptères, les frappes n'épargnent pas les populations civiles. Une punition collective qui a encore fait au moins 43 morts civils dimanche, dont 13 enfants, dans les provinces de Homs et de Deraa.

Pendant que l'attention de la communauté internationale reste focalisée sur le martyre de Kobané, le rouleau compresseur du régime fond en toute impunité sur les dernières poches de résistance.
Après avoir réussi au printemps dernier à reconquérir l'ouest du pays, coupant la rébellion du Liban où elle s'approvisionnait, Bachar el-Assad est sur le point de reproduire le même coup de force à Alep (Nord-Ouest). En effet, si le régime syrien parvenait à encercler l'ex-poumon économique du pays, il priverait la rébellion dans la région de ses ravitaillements depuis la Turquie. Et lui infligerait par là même un coup dont elle ne se relèverait pas.
L'aide des États-Unis

Les États-Unis ont beau rappeler que le départ de Bachar el-Assad est inéluctable, et entraîner pour se faire des opposants "modérés" en Jordanie, ils restent totalement sourds à l'appel des rebelles réclamant à la coalition de bombarder de toute urgence les positions du régime. Au contraire, Washington ne fait qu'affaiblir l'opposition syrienne en frappant les djihadistes du Front Al-Nosra (al-Qaida en Syrie), la branche la plus radicale mais aussi la mieux armée de la rébellion, dans cette même région d'Alep.

Entièrement livrés à leur sort, les rebelles demeurent aujourd'hui pris en étau entre deux forces autrement plus armées qu'eux : les soldats de Bachar el-Assad et les djihadistes de l'État islamique. Vous comprendrez aisément pourquoi le président syrien ne pipe mot face aux bombardements américains menés depuis un mois sur son propre territoire, en dépit de l'illégalité totale d'une telle opération.
Source : http://www.lepoint.fr/monde/syrie-bachar-el-assad-libre-d-achever-la-rebellion-27-10-2014-1876050_24.php

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La collaboration entre le PYD-YPG et la dictature sanguinaire d'Assad

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RAPPEL : la Turquie a déjà bombardé à plusieurs reprises les positions de l’Etat islamique (EIIL)

Bon sens : Ahmet Davutoğlu préfère voir l'ASL contrôler Kobanê

"La Turquie mise sur l'opposition syrienne modérée à Kobané

Par: rédaction
28/10/14 - 12h44  Source: Belga

La Turquie souhaite que l'opposition syrienne modérée prenne le contrôle de la ville de Kobané assiégée par les djihadistes du groupe Etat islamique (EI) plutôt que le régime syrien ou les kurdes, a répété mardi son Premier ministre Ahmet Davutoglu.

Les Etats-Unis doivent "équiper et entraîner l'Armée syrienne libre (ASL) de telle façon que, si l'EI s'en va (de Kobané), le régime (de Damas) ne prenne pas sa place et que les terroristes du PKK (Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan, la rébellion kurde de Turquie) ne prennent pas sa place", a déclaré M. Davutoglu dans un entretien à la BBC. "Si l'EI est éliminé, les massacres ne doivent pas continuer", a insisté le chef du gouvernement islamo-conservateur qui dirige la Turquie depuis 2002.

Ankara inflexible
Ce pays refuse catégoriquement de venir militairement en aide aux forces kurdes qui défendent depuis plus d'un mois la ville syrienne kurde de Kobané assiégée par les djihadistes, de peur qu'une telle opération ne profite au régime du président syrien Bachar al-Assad, sa bête noire, et au PKK, qui mène depuis 1984 la rébellion contre Ankara."

Source : http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/31902/La-menace-EI/article/detail/2104055/2014/10/28/La-Turquie-mise-sur-l-opposition-syrienne-moderee-a-Kobane.dhtml

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La collaboration entre le PYD-YPG et la dictature sanguinaire d'Assad

Une carte de France 24 confirme la coopération entre le PYD-YPG et le régime d'Assad (nord-est de la Syrie)

Syrie : les manipulations de l'"expert" Frédéric Pichon

Ahmet Davutoğlu sur Ayn al-Arab/"Kobanê" : les Kurdes du PYD paient le prix de leur coopération avec le régime d'Assad

L'opposition syrienne (dont fait partie le Conseil national kurde) accuse le PYD-YPG de nettoyage ethnique

Issue No.1217, 16 October, 2014      15-10-2014 01:31PM ET

Kobani’s ordeal

The Syrian city of Ain Al-Arab, known as Kobani to its Kurdish inhabitants, is under attack from IS, but its plight is only part of a larger picture, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus 
For the past three weeks, fighting has raged between the Kurdish militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the better-armed extremists of the Islamic State (IS) in a small city in northwest Syria.

The fighting in Ain Al-Arab, or Kobani as it is known to its overwhelmingly Kurdish inhabitants, has captured the imagination of the local and international media. And with the Kurdish defenders unable to match the numbers and sophisticated weaponry of their extremist opponents, the world is watching with the same mix of compassion and helplessness that has become the hallmark of events in the country.

The fighting has forced most of the inhabitants of Kobani and 15 Arab villages in the vicinity to flee their homes, according to local sources.


While justified by the plight of this small city, the media’s focus on Kobani has nevertheless played into the hands of the regime led by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, since this is still attacking many other cities in the country on the assumption that the fate of the victims will now go unreported.

For the Syrian opposition, Kobani is only one instance of the ongoing atrocities in the country, carried out either by the Al-Assad regime or by IS forces. However, for Syrian Kurds the assault on Kobani is a watershed, and it may decide the fate of Kurds living in Syria.

The Kurds are also angry at the Syrian opposition for not doing enough to help them, and they blame the international coalition announced  by US President Barack Obama for not sending planes to stop the IS extremists. They are also bitterly critical of Turkey, which has been watching events over the border in Kobani without acting to save the population.

For the past few days, Turkish tanks have been deployed just across the border, and Turkish servicemen have watched developments in Kobani as guns have blazed and the city has gone up in smoke. Yet, instead of helping, the Turkish forces “have been gloating at our ordeal,” the Syrian Kurds say, many of whom are viewed with suspicion by their northern neighbours.

The onslaught by IS combatants has forced thousands of Kurds in the city and most of the Arab population in the nearby villages to flee their homes. Reports speak of inhabitants being killed by IS fighters when they refused to leave their homes. Other reports say that local Arab chiefs are being held captive by IS forces.

The reaction of the Syrian opposition to developments in Kobani has been mixed.
According to one report, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has sent 1,000 fighters to assist in the defence of Kobani and urged other opposition groups to make common cause with the Kurds.

But old grievances have also surfaced. The Syrian opposition has long viewed the Syrian Kurdish Party the PYD, which controls Kobani and its vicinity, with suspicion, seeing it as collaborating with the Al-Assad regime and trying to carve off a Kurdish mini-state in the country’s north.

It is a fact that the PYD, led by Saleh Musallam, has good relations with Iran, a country many Syrians blame for keeping Al-Assad in power.

The eleven Kurdish parties that are members of the mainstream opposition coalition the National Coalition of Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (NCSORF) also have little love for the PYD.

This party, they say, which has close links with Turkish Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan’s PKK, has purposely excluded them from the areas under its control in an attempt to create a Kurdish mini-state at peace with the Damascus and Tehran regimes.

The PYD is said to have denied the Syrian opposition any role in running the areas it holds, including Kobani. It has also shown no interest in co-authoring an agreement on the form of the future government in Syria and the status of the country’s minorities.

Even worse, the Syrian opposition has accused PYD troops of committing ethnic cleansing in areas close to Kobani. According to the opposition, the PYD has expelled 250,000 Arabs from their homes, banned the teaching of Arabic in schools, and banned Arabs from entering its areas unless accompanied by a Kurdish minder.

Kurdish parties that are part of the NCSROF have accused the PYD of handing over several villages in the vicinity of Kobani to IS, in a bid to pressure the international coalition into sending it more weapons. The tactic backfired when IS used these new positions to attack Kobani and its people, however.

During the current crisis, the PYD asked Kurds in Turkey, Iraq and Iran for help, but mostly refrained from demanding assistance from the Syrian opposition.

FSA officer Aiham Barakat said that fighters from the Jabal Qandil in northern Iraq were the ones defending Kobani.

“The key defenders in Kobani are PKK fighters from Jabal Qandil. They came all the way from Iraqi Kurdistan to help out their kinsmen. They are tough and trained in guerrilla warfare and are used to fighting in harsh weather conditions. Some of them are women,” Barakat told Al-Ahram Weekly.

The Kurds were not just defending a city, but also a dream of independence, Barakat said. “The issue for the Syrian Kurds is one of self-determination. If the city falls, so will their dream and identity,” he added.

For the rest of the Syrian opposition, Kobani is important, but so are many other cities. “It is curious how the world has reduced the Syrian crisis to the crisis of Kobani, which is just as dear to us as other cities. But it is only one of dozens of Syrian cities that are subjected to tragedy on a daily basis,” Barakat said.

The Turkish position on Kobani is an ambiguous one. On the one hand, Turkey could do a lot to save Kobani. But on the other, Ankara is unlikely to help Kurdish separatists on its doorstep.

Turkey has nevertheless hinted that it may intervene, but only if its terms are met. Ankara wants the international community to establish a no-fly zone in parts of Syria offering safe haven to refugees and take steps towards unseating Al-Assad before it will step in to help the Syrian Kurds.

The Turkish position has been met with satisfaction in the Syrian opposition, which has been insisting that the battle in Syria is not about IS, but about a regime that has brutalised its own people and has then opened the door for extremists to do more of the same.

Syrian opposition member Fawwaz Tallo believes that a Turkish ground intervention in Syria could help set things right. “The Obama administration knows that there will be no end to IS without ground troops. But ground troops are not something you can expect the regime or Iran to provide, as their intervention could radicalise the Sunnis and perhaps give IS more traction,” Tallo said.

“Turkey is the only answer, but it has to have its conditions met. The most important of these is the imposition of a no-fly zone, the establishment of safe havens, and the offer of real training to the FSA so to fill the vacuum after the overthrow of the regime,” he added.

Until its terms are met, Turkey is likely to remain on the sidelines, its tanks training their guns at the Syrian border but keeping silent nonetheless. If IS overruns the Kobani separatists, Ankara will also get rid of one of its most formidable adversaries without having to fire a shot.

Fahd Al-Masri, a prominent opposition figure and head of the Strategic and Security Studies Centre on Syria, said that “Turkey is not in a hurry. With every day that passes, IS drives another nail into the Kurdish secessionist cantons that the Syrian regime helped to create in cooperation with the PKK and the PYD.”

“Turkey understands the importance of its role, and that’s why it is setting conditions. It wants to use the war on IS for its own purposes,” he added.

Meanwhile, the aerial strikes of the US-led coalition have slowed down the advance of IS. But it will be hard to dislodge the militants from the city, where fighting is now taking place from street to street, through air strikes alone.
Source : http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/7443/19/Kobani%E2%80%99s-ordeal.aspx

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Syrie : la répression du PKK-PYD-YPG contre les partisans du PDK de Barzani

Francesco Desoli : "le PYD n’a pas hésité à utiliser tous les moyens à sa disposition pour éliminer ou marginaliser ses rivaux politiques"

Syrie : le PKK-YPG tue des dizaines de civils à Hasaka

La Coalition nationale syrienne maintient que le PKK-YPG a commis un massacre de civils dans la région d'Hasaka

13 personnes d'une même famille tuées dans le village de Matiniya : un nouveau massacre de civils par le PKK-YPG ?

La collaboration entre le PYD-YPG et la dictature sanguinaire d'Assad

Ibrahim Biro (secrétaire général du parti kurde Yekiti) : les combattants des partis kurdes ont été "détenus, harcelés et exilés" par le PYD

Mustafa Osso (Conseil national kurde) dénonce l'enrôlement forcé de centaines de jeunes Kurdes (et non-Kurdes) dans les YPG

Kobanê : des Kurdes réfugiés à Suruç (Turquie) critiquent le PKK-PYD

L'Allemagne s'inquiète du fait que certains de ses ressortissants rejoignent les terroristes du PKK

Germany Worried About Citizens Joining Kurdish Forces

27.10.2014

BasNews, Berlin

German authorities are worried about the increasing number of Kurds from Germany travelling to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State,
reports Der Spiegel.

“These people are not so stupid as the Jihadists,” said an intelligence official to Der Spiegel. “They can hardly be distinguished from normal travellers, and do not use social media to post pictures.”

As result, German security services lack information about young Kurds that join the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an organization that remains proscribed as a terrorist group according in the European Union.

Moreover, police and intelligence services are worried that violence is spreading to Germany after there were violent clashes between Kurds and Islamic extremists in Hamburg in October, resulting in many casualties.

Kurds and Shiites may be encouraged to use violence against Salafi extremists living in Germany.
Source : http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/Germany-Worried-About-Citizens-Joining-Kurdish-Forces/39753

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Le PKK et le trafic de drogue

Allemagne : l'Etat islamique attire de jeunes Kurdes

Touz Khourmatou : la milice chiite Badr a arrêté plusieurs peshmerga et les a envoyés à Bagdad

Shiite Militia Arrest Number of Peshmerga

27.10.2014

Omar Awara
BasNews, Salahaddin
 
Following clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Shiite Badr Militia in Khurmatu, Salahaddin province, the Militia arrested number of Peshmerga fighters and sent them to Baghdad where they may face trial.


On Monday, a security source from Khurmatu confirmed the news and told BasNews, “After the clashes of the past few days between Peshmerga forces and Badr Militia in Khurmatu, two Badr militants were killed and four injured.”
 
He continued, “As a result, Badr Militia group arrested eight Peshmerga fighters.”


“Later, two Peshmerga were freed and six remained in custody. Furthermore, due to a complaint made by the killed militants’ family against the Peshmerga as well as under the justification that the Khurmatu court has been dismantled in the area, the case of these Peshmerga fighters will be sent to Baghdad. The Badr Militia group will try the case,” said the source.
 
According to information obtained by BasNews, Peshmerga forces recently fired on a Badr militia vehicle in Duzkhurmatu area for not stopping at a Peshmerga checkpoint, leading to the clashes.
Source : http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/Shiite-Militia-Arrest-Number-of-Peshmerga/39858

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lundi 27 octobre 2014

Turquie : des familles kurdes endeuillées par la faute des suppôts du PKK

DEVASTATED FAMILIES TELL BRUTAL MURDER OF THEIR SONS BY PKK SUPPORTERS

    AA
    Updated : 16.10.2014 10:30:47

DİYARBAKIR, Turkey — The relatives of three young people found dead in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakır after protests erupted last week in support of the outlawed PKK, have described how their sons' remains were mutilated by their attackers.

The remains of Yasin Börü, 16, Hakan Gökgöz, 26, and Hüseyin Dakak, 19 -- who were killed on the second day of Eid al-Adha as they distributed food aid to Syrian refugees along with a friend, Yusuf Er, 18,-- were found after they were attacked by PKK supporters who claimed their victims supported the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), police officials said.

The parents of Yasin told The Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that they could hardly recognize their son's body as it had been so badly butchered.

Yasin's mother Hatice said she could only identify her son from a mole on his foot and by the shirt he was wearing.

She said: "A group tried to sandwich the four of them in a street but they fled and took shelter in an apartment.

"However, people in the flat informed the attackers, saying 'the pro-ISIS people' were there, and the homeowner opened the door to the attackers."

Yusuf is believed to have escaped around this time.

Hatice went on: "The three said they were not pro-ISIS, but could not convince the group.

"The assailants shot the three friends and then threw them from the third floor but, not content with that, they then burned, beat and slashed the bodies."

Yasin's father Fikri Börü said: "Even a wolf would not chop a sheep like that.

"The attackers were using Kobani as a pretext -- their real aim was to create chaos in Turkey. They wanted to turn Turkey into another Kobani."


Huseyin Dakak, the father of 19-year-old Hüseyin, said his son was targeted because of his Islamic clothing.

He said: "There were about 50 knife wounds in his back. They had attempted to burn his body and they drove over it in a car.

"Eyewitnesses said that, while the mutilation was ongoing, some bystanders were shouting, 'Burn them!' from their balconies."

"People who say things like that, do they not have any children?" Dakak asked.

Before the protests erupted Thursday and Friday last week, the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, or HDP, had called upon their supporters to take to the streets in support of Kobani, which was besieged by ISIS militants.

The violence left 34 people dead across Turkey -- 12 of them in Diyarbakır. Most of the casualties were caused in clashes between supporters of the outlawed PKK, and the supporters of the Free Cause Party, or Hüda-Par, which is alleged to maintain ties with the former religiously fanatic Kurdish Hezbollah terrorist organization, a claim denied by Hüda-Par.

Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chair of the HDP, said he was behind the call but said he never called for violence.

Mehtap Gokgöz, the mother of Hakan, who left a two-year-old child and a pregnant wife behind him, said: "I will sue Selahattin Demirtaş. Their problem was not with ISIS, but us."

"Hakan's teeth were broken and his body was riddled with holes. I could only recognize him from his beard."


Explaining that her son was distributing meat to people fleeing ISIS attacks in Kobani and to Ezidis fleeing from Iraq, she said: "The PKK, HDP and DBP (pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party) do not like such service ... they attacked them, accusing them of being pro-ISIS."

The Syrian-Kurdish border town of Kobani, which is under the control of armed units from the PKK-offshoot Democratic Union Party (PYD), was surrounded by ISIS in March.

The militants launched a full-scale attack on it last month.

Pro-Kurdish protesters claim the Turkish government had done nothing to halt the advance of the ISIS in Kobani, also known as known Ayn al-Arab, just across the Turkish border.

Turkish officials have said they have already aided nearly 200,000 people fleeing Kobani and have called for a UN safe haven in Syria for refugees.


The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as by the U.S. and the EU.
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2014/10/15/devastated-families-tell-brutal-murder-of-their-sons-by-pkk-supporters

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