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BobLablawLawBlogFTWGuestJuly 12, 2021 at 12:54 am
I always wondered why that 3rd Turkish soldier left himself so exposed behind that rock. If you pause at 3:26, you can see he is facing to his right of the big rock several feet behind it but before a small berm with his weapon raised. Somewhat to his side and behind is the 2nd Turkish soldier who is wounded or dead. The PKK fighter on the camera’s left of the rock has distracted him with fire and when the 2nd PKK fighter comes forward on the right and around the rock, he has the soldier totally flanked at mere meters.
Seems like he was protecting his downed comrade rather then get behind he berm. Or maybe it all just happened so fast, no time to adjust or think, just defend.