ATA-A Media Statement

on Australian Government Decision to Arm Kurdish Peshmergas

2 September 2014

ATA-A Supports the efforts by the international community to contain the terrorist threat that is ISIS.

ISIS has carried out massacres of Turkmen muslims, and holding nearly 50 Turkish consular staff hostage.

Whilst we cannot comment about the specific steps the Australian Government choses to take in fighting ISI, we urge the Australian Government to work in cooperation with its partner and ally in the region that is Republic of Turkey.