Turkey has launched the latest in a series of devastating military attacks into Iraqi Kurdistan, using airstrikes and artillery overnight during the operation, dubbed ‘Claw-Lock’ by Turkish officials.
As Turkish attacks against the Kurds continue, both in Iraqi Kurdistan and North and East Syria, commentators have drawn attention to Turkey’s need for warm relations with Russia. These connections were once again in the spotlight this weekend, as another Russian oligarch chose to shelter his superyacht on Turkish shores.
With this month marking 107 years since the death of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the genocide conducted by the Ottoman empire, there have also been reminders of historic injustices perpetuated in the region. A rights organisation has highlighted the Turkish government’s continued efforts to suppress evidence of the genocide, while elsewhere in Turkey efforts continue to build a luxury property development over the graves of genocide victims.
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