Turkey takes on Kurds in evolving Qandil operation

Source:al Monitor Date:17Jun2018

Politicians in Ankara describe Turkey’s end goal using inflammatory language such as “draining the swamp in northern Iraq” and “cutting off the snake’s head” to define wiping out the PKK’s physical presence in the Qandil region.

Turkey’s pro-government media, motivated by the excitement of the approaching elections, are laden with feverish news reports and assessments about “conquering Qandil” and about plans for hoisting the Turkish flag over Qandil in 90 days.