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IS urges Muslims in Turkey to revolt against Erdogan

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Ankara: The Islamic State militant group posted a video in Turkish on Tuesday threatening Ankara and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by calling on Muslim citizens to join the fight and conquer the capital.

The video depicts a Turkish terrorists seated between two armed militants, calling on Turkish Muslims to rebel against the government in Ankara, reports Efe.

The speaker accuses Erdogan, the Islamist president, of rebelling against God and having opened Turkish soil to “cross worshippers”, which is to say the US, and he urged Muslims in the country to rebel against the ruling regime and to also conquer the city of Istanbul.

He insisted that Ankara, in addition to collaborating with Washington, is working with atheists and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which he said would ultimately result in eastern Turkey be taken over by the PKK, and the western part by the US.

The Turkish army bombed IS targets in Syria for the first time in late July, in response to an attack in the border area of Suruc attack which was attributed to IS, although the armed group never claimed responsibility.

Soon thereafter, Ankara opened the Incirlik air base, in the southern city Adana, to the US-led international coalition fighting the IS.

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US Backtracks on Iraqi, Kurd Cease-fire Claim

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An Iraqi soldier removes a Kurdish flag from Altun Kupri
An Iraqi soldier removes a Kurdish flag from Altun Kupri on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq. VOA

Iraq, October 27: The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State announced Friday morning a cease-fire between Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga in Northern Iraq but quickly backtracked on the claim, saying it is not an “official” cease-fire.

Army spokesman Ryan Dillon posted a clarification on Twitter to say “both parties (are) talking with one another,” but that a “cease-fire” had not been reached.

The Iraqi military and the Kurdish minority have been clashing for several weeks after the Iraqi troops moved to secure areas in northern Iraq that had been seized from IS jihadists by Kurdish forces. The Kurdish forces abandoned the land largely without resistance, though low-level clashes have been reported.

Iraqi PM rejects Kurdish offer

The areas Iraqi forces are moving into were mostly under Baghdad’s control in 2014, when Islamic State militants swept into the region. Kurdish Peshmerga and coalition forces recaptured the lands, and the Kurdistan Region has since held them.

The Iraqi leadership said it is retaking the areas to establish federal authority after a Kurdish referendum for independence in September threatened the nation’s unity. More than 92 percent of Kurds in Iraq voted “yes” in a vote Baghdad called illegal, and the international community leaders said was dangerous and ill-timed.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday rejected an offer by Kurdish leaders to freeze the results of their independence referendum in favor of dialogue in order to avoid further conflict.

The Kurdistan Regional Government, in a statement, said the confrontations have hurt both sides and could lead to ongoing bloodshed and social unrest in Iraq.

“Certainly, continued fighting does not lead any side to victory, but it will drive the country towards disarray and chaos, affecting all aspects of life,” the KRG said.

‘Unified Iraq is the only way to go’

Abadi said in a statement his government will accept only the annulment of the referendum and respect for the constitution.

During a briefing Friday morning at the Pentagon, Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie Jr. told reporters the U.S. believes “a unified Iraq is the only way to go forward.”

He added, “We’re not helping anyone attack anyone else inside Iraq, either the Kurds or the Iraqis.”(VOA)

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