US embassy cable - 89ANKARA14598

SYRIAN SUPPORT FOR PKK

Identifier: 89ANKARA14598
Wikileaks: View 89ANKARA14598 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Ankara
Created: 1989-10-12 14:00:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: TU SY PREL PTER
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
R 121400Z OCT 89
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8625
INFO AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS
AMCONSUL ADANA
AMCONSUL ISTANBUL
AMCONSUL IZMIR
SECDEF WASHDC
C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 14598 
 
E.O. 12356: DECL:OADR 
TAGS: TU, SY, PREL, PTER 
SUBJECT: SYRIAN SUPPORT FOR PKK 
 
REF: ANKARA 14197 
 
1.(U) TURKISH SECURITY FORCES KILLED NINE PKK KURDISH 
SEPARATIST TERRORISTS AND CAPTURED ONE NEAR MARDIN 
TUESDAY WHILE THE TERRORISTS WERE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE 
TO SYRIA.  PRESS REPORTS CLAIM TURKISH GOVERNMENT 
OFFICIALS HAVE CONCLUSIVE PROOF THAT PKK TERRORISTS ARE 
BEING TRAINED IN SYRIAN CAMPS.  IT IS ALSO CLAIMED 
OFFICIALS KNOW WHERE THE CAMPS ARE AND WHO IS INVOLVED 
IN THEIR OPERATION. 
 
2.(C) COMMENT:  THE GOT APPEARS DETERMINED TO TURN UP 
THE HEAT ON SYRIAN SUPPORT FOR THE PKK.  THIS LATEST 
LEAK FOLLOWS BY ONE WEEK PRIME MINISTER OZAL'S THREAT TO 
CUT OFF SYRIAN WATER IF DAMASCUS CONTINUES TO BACK 
SEPARATIST ACTIVITIES IN THE SOUTHEAST.  END COMMENT. 
 
GROSSMAN 

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