Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey opposes the creation of an independent Kurdish state in Syria, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told CNN Turk TV channel Oct. 24.
He said the current conditions make it impossible.
Earlier, a number of Turkish media outlets reported that an independent Kurdish state will be created after elimination of the militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in the Syrian town of Kobani and other cities in northern Syria.
In late September 2014, Syrian Kurds-populated town of Kobani fell under control of the IS. Following the unrests, over 150,000 refugees from Kobani fled to Turkey. The government's refusal to send its troops into the conflict zone triggered mass protests among the Kurds in six provinces of Turkey.
Fights have been going on between Kurdish groups and the IS militants in Kobani, as the town is currently partially under control of the IS militants.
The terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State' (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) was created in 2003 in Iraq. Between 2004 and 2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamist groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria in 2013 between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.