From Max, one of the commentators: “They are fighting PKK (Kurdish ISIL).”
I am not sure I understand. I mean I believe all Kurds want to set up an Islamic state, but they want it to be a Kurdish state. Also I don’t understand why bother to call one ISIL and the other ISIS, as if linking them and separating both ISIL and ISIS into something completely different.
I too believe that Turkey is under appreciated by the West, but Max’s comments seem strange to me in its alignment. The difference between a Kurdish ISIL and ISIS is not in area. Both want to be in the same general area (the Levant). The difference is in how to align family boarders within the location of the area they want to control.
The Kurdish families (which include both Sunni and Shia) want to set up a Islamic state whose borders align with Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, the places where they live–ISIS wants to set up an Islamic State where everyone else in the region lives, but without boarders. But then ISIL has declared much the same intentions as ISIL has, in forming a Caliphate. In fact some people might say that ISIL and ISIS are one and the same.
That point would be hard to argue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to “increased threats from terrorist groups” in the country.
The only thing I am sure about is that neither Turkey nor ISIS will ever join a so-called “Kurdish ISIL”, but there may be a little ISIL in all of them, and leftover from the good-old-days of the Turkish Caliphate of the Ottoman Empire.