(Zaman) - The Iranian Ambassador to Ankara, Firouz Dowlatabadi, has said Iran will support Turkey in case of a possible military operation against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.
In an interview with Cihan News Agency concerning recent developments in the region, Dowlatadabadi said Turkeys offensive against PKK terror is perfectly legitimate, reports Trend.
The Iranian ambassador estimates Turkeys entrance into northern Iraq to eradicate terrorist hideouts will not affect Iran.
Turkey has the right to annihilate terrorists wherever they are found. Iran is ready to do its best to help Turkey, Dowlatabadi continued.
Ambassador Dowlatabadi said the American approach to the PKK is an example of a double-standard, noting, Israel began to strike Palestine using captured Israeli soldiers as their excuse.
Turkey has a good case to fight against the separatist terror organization which martyrs Turkish soldiers every day.
Countries that do not hesitate to kill dozens of people in revenge for the capture of two soldiers, do not have the right to prevent Turkey from suppressing terrorism in northern Iraq, Dowlatadabadi said in regard to Americas double standard
Concerning the recent pro-Palestine demonstration in Diyarbakir, Dowlatadabadi noted, The demonstration in Diyarbakir illustrated that Kurds in Turkey do not share the same political tendencies with the PKK.
Kurds expressed their anger towards Israeli policies despite the strategies Israel followed in South East Anatolia, said Dowlatadabadi.
The Iranian ambassador estimated that Israel and America are responsible to some extent for the terrorist acts in East and Southeast Anatolia.
Firouz Dowlatabadi said: Haaretz newspaper threatened Turkey with supporting the PKK following the Hamas visit to Turkey, which shows that Israel has a hand in the latest terrorist incidents. These kinds of threatening expressions have an influence on the bloody events currently occurring in Turkey. America and Israel opened the way for the attacks against the Turkish army.