Nationalist imagery after PKK's Aktütün Military Station ambush

While Turkish press is critical of army’s security weaknesses, nationalist imagery is abound.

Roberto Carlos of Fenerbahçe in the special uniform.

Fenerbahçe players before their their league game. 

Some of the stuff is older but re-published in newspapers or in internet. There are at least two Facebook groups that protest PKK attack. and of course there is more than i could find immediately…

BJK fan group’s website intro.


Message of terror goes to chief of general staff

Another murder committed blatantly; another act whose purpose will always remain doubtful in the minds of the public; another attack that will raise questions about who benefited from it and why it was undertaken.


Protecting the protectors by BEKİR ÇINAR

On Friday the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) carried out a terrorist attack against the military outpost in Aktütün, located in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari, and 15 soldiers were killed in the fighting while 23 terrorists died.

An attack by those who want the Kurdish question unresolved by BERİL DEDEOĞLU

The recent terrorist attack against the Aktütün border unit in Şemdinli, Hakkari, was once again heartrending and led to a series of questions.

How can you explain it? by EMRE USLU & ÖNDER AYTAÇ

When the Al-Jazeera English news channel asked me to speak in an interview about the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) attack on the Aktütün border station, I thought how could I explain to a foreigner who knows nothing about the conflict between the PKK and Turkey, how it is possible that a terror organization targets a military station four times in one year, kills soldiers in each attack but that there are still no attempts to prevent such attacks?

Those responsible for Aktütün scandal should resign


“We will call [the terrorists] to account for this attack!” “Everyone needs to condemn terrorism!” “Political strength and willpower are needed for an effective fight against terrorism,” “We will have vengeance,” etc.

How many years can a war last?


Turkey redefined its approach to the fight against terrorism after its outposts — like the recently attacked Aktütün outpost — were frequently raided in the 1990s, changing its strategy then.

Citizens should question, officials should respond


We should not forget the fact that the security forces and the political authority should answer all questions — except for top-secret issues — that Turkish citizens, who finance the state’s public security services through the taxes they pay, ask about the security of the country.

PKK Aktütün attack in the headlines

ZAMAN  “Fifth raid on Aktütün outpost: 15 soldiers became martyrs,” read the daily’s lead headline yesterday, referring to an attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Hakkari on Friday. The daily said Friday’s attack was the fifth since 1992 against the same military outpost.

The raid repeats!


 I was shocked when I heard that the Aktütün outpost was attacked. I was barely able to stop myself from screaming. It was never this difficult for me to control my anger.



We are at a point at which words are meaningless. This is not the first time the Aktütün outpost was attacked. Fifteen soldiers were ki
lled in Aktütün, which is located four kilometers from the Iraqi border and 40 kilometers from the Iranian border.

We need a new policy and understanding


An attack by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists on the Aktütün outpost ended in the deaths of 15 soldiers. Another 20 were injured and two soldiers are missing, reminding all of the danger the terrorist organization poses as well as a few more points:

Americans should take the PKK more seriously

In the end, the Turkish government found someone to rebuke: the outgoing US ambassador to Turkey. Ross Wilson was told about the Turkish nation’s anger at the terrorist activities in the Southeast.

A death in the community

Another 15 soldiers are killed alongside a reported 23 of their Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attackers, and it doesn’t take much to understand that this was a wasteful slaughter. Yet how deeply do we empathize with the many tragedies we hear about on the news?

Civilians and soldiers

A fifth attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on the Aktütün military outpost in broad daylight on Oct. 4, killing 15 soldiers, came as a real surprise to Turkey.

PKK attack reveals security shortcomings

The killing of 15 Turkish soldiers by the terrorists of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) at the Aktütün military outpost in the eastern province of Hakkari last Friday, the fifth most deadly PKK attack against the outpost since 1992, has raised the question of whether there was any negligence in the maintenance of security at the outpost on the part of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

The PKK knows what it does, but do we?

Do you know what the worst thing to do under the circumstances would be? Lose oneself in the heat of the tragedy and refrain from engaging in any self-criticism.

Attack foretold

It was as if it was only a matter of time.
In the midst of the typical, boringly repetitious "neighborhood battle" which has kept the Turkish public busy with "he said, she said," the big blow was, as it were, creeping on the horizon.

The PKK’s raid: predictions and questions

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) attack on Aktütün, a military post in Şemdinli near the Iraqi border, took place in the middle of two events.

Are we a national or communal society?

Once again a massive attack of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an outlawed armed Kurdish militia, on a military outpost has shaken Turkey. The Aktütün border post of Şemdinli was attacked by several hundred armed men, who killed 15 soldiers, wounded a score of them and dragged away two.

An attack by those who want the Kurdish question unresolved

The recent terrorist attack against the Aktütün border unit in Şemdinli, Hakkari, was once again heartrending and led to a series of questions.

Timing of PKK attack meaningful in many respects

Turkey is mourning the 15 soldiers who were killed in a horrendous attack perpetrated by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Aktütün, a military outpost in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari on Friday.

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