The deal was significant as Turkey began to redefine its strategic and security objectives in the region and in Syria, in particular, after discovering that the United States is providing arms to the PYD/YPG.
While the PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the US, Turkey and the European Union, the US administration denies the organic links between the YPG/PYD and PKK – which Turkey recognizes as a terrorist organization.
It has been stated that Yildirim also has the issues of the YPG/PYD and extradition of Fetullah Gulen, leader of the terrorist organization FETO, which orchestrated the July 15 coup attempt on his agenda.
During the visit, which will last from 7 to 11 November, parties will discuss a range of issues which include politics, economy and other national and regional security related issues such as Syria, Iraq, FETO, PYD, YPG, and refugees.
This threat, which mainly consists of the PKK, its Syrian offshoot PYD and the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), is evidently jeopardizing the territorial integrity of Turkey and Iran aside from Iraq and Syria.
”Commenting on other issue that have seriously deterred relations between Turkey and the US, including the fight against FETO and PYD/PKK, Erdogan stated “When we request for weapons and offer to pay for you, you say Congress, but you are giving terrorist organizations weapons for free.
The question I believe best summarizes Turkey’s primary concern is “what if the PKK hijacks the planned Kurdish state?” Turkey’s concern is far from a paranoia given the fact that the PKK currently de facto rules certain areas in Northern Iraq, has certain ties with the local actors such as the PUK and Gorran and even with the US through its Syrian branch, PYD.