Why Turkey has it right, partly

Turkey’s position on the escalating situation in Iraq, Syria and their own country is that the terrorist element of the Kurds is as much a problem as ISIL/Alqeada in Iraq often called Islamic State. They also say they have no intention working with President Assad of Syria.

The last one is idiotic – regardless of what one thinks of Assad, he is the head of state of Syria, so he must be worked with, and indeed, worked on – diplomatically.

But I agree the Kurdish insurgents who want to create a Kurdistan independent from Iraq and Turkey is as much a risk to the region as ISIL – they wish to obtain independence outside of the democratic process. They have no mandate from the people, so should not use violence to achieve their aims.

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