Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that on Friday, NATO-member Turkey launched a second wave of raids against ISIS jihadists in Syria and embarked on a campaign to bombard camps of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.
Turkish F-16s took off from a base in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir to carry out a new wave of strikes after a first set of attacks earlier in the day, the CNN-Turk and NTV television channels reported.
There is one problem: the Kurdish people are fighting ISIS.
Sources state that the raids marked a major shift in policy towards ISIS by Turkey, which has faced criticism from its Western allies for not doing enough to fight ISIS.
But according to AFP, on this occasion Turkish airplanes also bombed positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in neighboring Iraq, where the group’s military forces are based.