The clock is ticking fast and Washington can no longer afford to ignore Turkey's security obstacles and continue its support of the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliates.
The Turkish Army and Intelligent Secret Service conducted a joint operation on the Mout Qandil headquarters of the PKK terror group in northern Iraq, killing Diyar Garip Muhammad.
Turkey is holding a re-run of the mayoral election in Istanbul this Sunday, after the Supreme Election Council (YSK) ordered a rerun of the March 31 Istanbul polls over appeals filed by the country's governing AK Party.
Dozens of PKK sympathisers arrested after vandalising the Council of Europe building in France's Strasbourg and scuffling with French police.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
While some global powers portray the PKK and its affiliates in positive light, the organisation - designated a terror group by both the US and Turkey - has inflicted violence on Turkey and played a divisive role in northern Syria.
Following the US withdrawal from northern Syria, France shows willingness to play Washington’s role by allying with the YPG, the Syrian wing of the PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the EU, the US, and Turkey.
Experts warn that any such move will have a disastrous impact on Turkey, the EU and the US.
A US special envoy to Syria recently held a meeting with the Kurdish opposition to the YPG in Turkey's south, sparking speculations about Washington’s long-term goals.
Talat Silo, who defected from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, says the YPG, which is the main force in the SDF, is largely run by the PKK terror organisation leaders who are hiding in the Qandil mountains.
PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan and the PKK leadership publicly recognise the YPG as part of the PKK structure, but Washington still publicly maintains that the YPG is separate from the PKK.
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