US backs Turkey's 'right to self-defense'

July 2015
Journal of Turkish Weekly;7/27/2015, p110
The article reports the claim by U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Alistair Baskey in late July 2015 that the U.S. government respects Turkey's right to self-defense and denounce the terrorist attacks by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey. Also cited are the air strikes launched by Turkey against PKK camps in northern Iraq and against the terrorist group Daesh in Syria.


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