Today's Quote: Cemil Bayik

Quotes | August 10, 2015, Monday // 11:40
Bulgaria: Today's Quote: Cemil Bayik Smoke billows from a fire during firefight between the police and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants in the town of Silopi, southeastern Turkey, Friday, July 7, 2015. Photo by Bulgarian News Agency/AP

"The Turkish claim they are fighting Islamic State… but in fact they are fighting the PKK."

Cemil Bayik, the man who currently heads the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), suggests, in an interview with the BBC, that Turkey is only intending to fight the Kurdish militants and not the Islamic State (IS) group as it claims.

Turkey launched in July airstrikes against targets of IS in Syria an the PKK in Iraq and inside Turkey.

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