Thursday, March 10, 2011

Which airspace to close?

“There are Kurds who want their rights in Turkey. They want to establish an independent state. The Turkish army has been fighting the Kurds for years. Why is Turkish airspace not closed? Neither the US, nor Europe have made any decision to that effect. Why?”

Who said this? Where?
Gaddafi made the above statement in an interview with Turkey's state-run TRT Türk channel. See here: Gaddafi cites Turkey’s Kurds, vows to fight no-fly zone 10 March 2011, TODAY’S ZAMAN WITH WIRES, İSTANBUL

We all know the messenger is a lunatic criminal. But what about the message? 

Shouldn't the Turkish airspace be closed indeed after 30 years of unabated slaughtering of Kurds by their own state?

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