EU, US Call for Turkish Restraint Against Kurds

- VOA News,August 5, 2015

The European Union and the U.S. on Tuesday urged Turkey to show restraint in its intensive air bombardment against Kurdish rebels, even as the insurgents killed two more Turkish soldiers and a guard.

Both the EU and the U.S. said Ankara had a right to defend itself against attacks staged by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq. But the EU's enlargement commissioner, Johannes Hahn, said the Turkish response "must be proportionate, targeted and by no means endanger the democratic political dialog."

The U.S. State Department called on the PKK to "renounce violence and re-engage in talks" with Turkey, but also said Ankara should "respond proportionately" in its air campaign.

Turkish security sources said Kurdish rebels blew up a military vehicle Tuesday in southeastern Turkey, killing the soldiers and guard.

The blast happened near Arakoy in Sirnak province, where security officials said PKK members detonated a roadside bomb as the vehicle passed by.

The attack is the latest in a wave of violence between the PKK and Turkish forces in the past few weeks.  Since July 20, PKK attacks have killed at least 18 Turkish security force personnel, while Turkey says it has killed at least 260 PKK rebels.

欧美敦促土耳其空袭反叛武装时保持克制

- 美国之音,2015年8月5日

欧盟和美国星期二敦促土耳其空袭库尔德反政府武装时保持克制,尽管反政府武装又杀死了两名土耳其士兵和一名卫兵。

欧盟和美国说,面对库尔德工人党在土耳其东南部和伊拉克北部发动的攻击,土耳其有权自卫。但欧盟专员哈恩指出,土耳其的回应必须是有度、有针对性的,绝不应危及民主政治对话。

美国国务院呼吁库尔德工人党摒弃暴力,与土耳其展开对话,但美国国务院也指出,安卡拉的空袭行动应当适度。

土耳其安全部门消息人士说,库尔德反政府武装星期二在土耳其东南地区爆炸了一辆军车,导致两名士兵和一名卫兵丧生。

这是几个星期来库尔德工人党和土耳其政府军之间暴力冲突的最新一个事件。7月20号以来,库尔德工人党已经打死至少18名土耳其安全部队人员,土耳其方面则宣称打死至少260名库尔德反叛分子。