Daily Archives: December 28, 2015

Turkey | Kurdistan Workers Party and Turkish government forces fight again

Kurdistan Workers Party known as PKK proclaimed ceasefire for several times. But current ceasefire was broken in late July and it resumed its armed campaign against Turkish government.
Turkish official media considering it as terrorist organization report on this new military clash:
“In total, 115 PKK terrorists have been killed since Dec. 15 in ongoing security operations in southeastern Turkey.
A PKK member was also captured in the district of Cizre.
According to security sources, 89 terrorists were killed in the Cizre district and nine others were killed in the Silopi district, both in the province of Sirnak.
Moreover, 10 terrorists were killed in the Dargecit district of Mardin and seven others were killed in Sur district of Diyarbakir.
The PKK resumed its armed campaign in late July. Since then, more than 200 members of the security forces have been martyred and over 1,700 PKK terrorists killed”. http://aa.com.tr/en/turkey/115-terrorists-killed-in-se-turkey-since-dec-15/494483
According to recent news Kurdish legal politicians visited Moscow last week and established direct contacts to Russian Ministry of foreign affairs.
Renewal of armed struggle in Turkish Kurdistan combined with crisis in Turkish-Russian relation allows Kurdish liberation movement to shake stability of Erdogan’s regime.

Ukraine | The agrarian strike in Ukraine

December 28, farmers blocked major roads in the central regions of Ukraine.
Mass protests have arisen because of the new tax code. The Code was adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine a few days ago. Farmers believe that it seriously infringes upon their interests. The action was supported by producers of pork, sugar, potatoes and milk. According to the organizers of the protests, poultry farmers, winegrowers, producers of soybean and vegetable oil are ready to join.
According to the organizers of the strike, protesters blocked roads in 24 locations.

Yemen peace deal elusive but rivals vow to meet again

Yemen’s warring parties have wrapped up peace talks in Switzerland with no major breakthrough but vowed to meet again next month, even as fighting raged on the ground.

The six days of closed-door meetings were strained by repeated violations of a ceasefire aimed at calming tensions between pro-government forces and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control Yemen’s capital.