PKK militants call on Turkish Kurds to fight Islamic State in Syria

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:07 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The PKK, which has spent three decades fighting for autonomy for Turkey's Kurds, called on Thursday for the youth of the country's mostly Kurdish southeast to join the fight against Islamic State militants in northern Syria.

"The youth of northern Kurdistan (southeast Turkey) should go to Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) and take part in the historic, honorable resistance," the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said in a statement on its website.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall and John Stonestreet)