Saturday, September 19, 2015
Thousands of ‘village guard’ militiamen to be hired by 'Advanced Islamist Democracy' Turkey.
Thousands of ‘village guard’ militiamen to be hired by 'Advanced Islamist Democracy' Turkey. (Bugun).
Turkey is to hire 5,000 “village guards”, Interior Minister Selami Altınok said Saturday, as violence in the southeast and east of the country shows no sign of easing.
Altınok said the guards would be deployed to 22 provinces in the region, where Turkish security forces are fighting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists following the renewal of the group’s armed campaign in late July.
According to the Federation of Provisional Village Guards, Turkey currently employs 46,000 guards under a militia system established in the 1980s.
“The Republic of Turkey can eliminate this trouble and is determined to tackle it,” Altınok said at a veterans’ lunch in Aksaray, central Turkey. “The fight against terrorism will be maintained in a determined way until the terrorist organization PKK lay down their arms."
“With the instructions of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, we are set to start hiring almost 5,000 village guards in the 22 eastern and southeastern provinces to be more effective in the guard system.”
Since July, more than 100 members of the security forces have been martyred and hundreds of PKK members killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq, including airstrikes.
The Kurdish conflict reignited following the July 20 suicide bomb attack in Suruç, Şanlıurfa province, marking the end of fragile peace discussions known as the "solution process". Hmmm......The Republic of Turkey 'can eliminate this trouble'......final ' Endlösung'? Reminds me of the Turkmen army to 'deal' with the kurds.