Proč turecká armáda zůstane doma

Právě když se začal rozplývat kouř z loňských domácích politických konfliktů Turecka, přiměl další vražedný útok kurdských separatistů na turecké vojáky vládu této země k hrozbám vojenskými útoky v severním Iráku. Tato vyhlídka zvyšuje rizika pro Turecko, Irák i Spojené státy. Existují však důvody k pochybnostem, zda je situace skutečně tak nebezpečná, jak naznačují poslední titulky.

Turecko obviňuje irácké Kurdy, že poskytují útočiště 3000 až 3500 nejaktivnějším kurdským radikálům v Turecku – separatistickým partyzánům z PKK, jimž je pouze v letošním roce kladeno za vinu úmrtí zatím 80 tureckých vojáků. Problémy dostoupily vrcholu 7. října, kdy kurdští bojovníci zabili nedaleko od tureckých hranic s Irákem 13 tureckých vojáků.

Turecká veřejnost žádala akci a vláda premiéra Recepa Tayyipa Erdogana na toto volání reagovala. Navzdory výzvám k trpělivosti a zdrženlivosti ze strany Iráku a USA poskytli turečtí zákonodárci poměrem hlasů 507:19 Erdoganovi možnost, aby kdykoliv během příštího roku nařídil přeshraniční vojenské údery v Iráku.

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