Report: PKK commander warns of resistance to any Turkish offensive

turkey kurds 224.88 (photo credit: AP)
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A senior Kurdish rebel commander has warned US authorities and Iraqi Kurds against helping Turkey in a possible cross-border offensive, a pro-Kurdish news agency reported Wednesday. Cemil Bayik, a leading commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, issued the warning a day after two top US generals met the Turkish army's second-ranking officer to discuss measures to crack down on Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq. "The United States, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party should understand that if we want, we can create instability and place their interests in danger," pro-Kurdish Firat news agency quoted Bayik as saying in reference to the two Iraqi Kurdish factions that run the Kurdish administration in northern Iraq.