Turkey's Other Target: Anti-ISIS Kurdish Fighters
Turkey's airstrikes against the terrorist group ISIS come with a caveat: they're also targeting the Kurdish forces battling ISIS in Iraq.By Matt Picht | July 25, 2015
After largely sitting on the sidelines, Turkey is now joining the fight against ISIS. The country has conducted their first round of airstrikes against the terrorist group in Syria and arrested hundreds of terrorism suspects at home.
But ISIS isn’t Turkey’s only target. The country’s also taking the opportunity to strike out against an old adversary — the Kurdistan Worker’s Party or PKK. (Video via Claudio von Planta / CC BY NC ND 3.0)
A leftist Kurdish militant group, the PKK have been waging bloody conflict against the Turkish government for decades. It is still internationally classified as a terrorist group.