Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
Security officials say flight operations at Erbil International Airport resumes on Thursday morning as Iraqi PM Mustafa Al Kadhimi orders an investigation into the drone strike.
US reliance on dealing with the YPG, and endangering its relationship with Turkey in the process, can be overcome through a few collaborative steps.
In wake of terrorist PKK massacre in Gara region of Iraq, Turkish President Erdogan has said Turkey will stay long as necessary to secure regions it cleared of terrorists to avoid similar attacks again.
The Turkish army found 13 of its citizens dead in a cave in northern Iraq, killed by the PKK. The West has condemned it, but they have minced their words.
The massacre has caused public outcry in Turkey, as political figures and local authorities vow to fight terrorism.
Turkish president called on his US counterpart Joe Biden to act with Turkey without any questions, or be complicit to bloodshed.
Under interim Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi, a new rapprochement has begun between the two countries to put up a joint fight against the PKK terror group.
While protests have occasionally hit the Kurdish region since 2015, the latest demonstrations have been more intense.
"We are waiting for the Sinjar Agreement to be implemented, but it has not yet been applied," Prime Minister of Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq Masrour Barzani says.
The US-listed terror group attacked Peshmerga forces in Iraq's Duhok province Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring two others.
A recent agreement between Erbil and Baghdad on the status of Sinjar region has appeared to be a tipping point for recent clashes between the PKK terrorists and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).
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