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Regional alliances against global threats

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The recent visit paid by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to Baghdad and Irbil marked an important momentum shift regarding a common response by regional actors to global threats.

Moreover, the ongoing initiative by Turkey and Russia for a solution to the Syrian crisis has emphasized the importance of the functioning of regional sensitivities.

In the global order, terrorism has become one of the leading threats against stability and Turkey's neighborhood has become the playground of global terrorism sponsored and sheltered by global actors. Using the Middle Eastern countries as an experimental garden to grow their "poisonous flowers of evil," regional powers permitted these countries to become the main target of terrorist organizations, namely Daesh and in particular the PKK and its Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD). With this new momentum, it is becoming more obvious that regional threats can only be overthrown by regional alliances.

The possibility of the creation of an independent Kurdish state is one of the leading goals of the Western powers, and it is the leading common concern of all the regional powers, except Israel.

Turkey, which has been left alone in its struggle against terrorism, not only inside the country, but also abroad, including Syria and Europe, has all the legitimacy it needs to seek new fronts.

And accordingly, the Turkish military has been conducting the counterterror offensive against Daesh and other terror organizations in the region.

Iran, Syria and Turkey formed a trilateral mechanism at the beginning of the 1990s. A similar initiative could be the perfect formula to eliminate this possibility. Of course, by replacing Syria with Baghdad.

Also, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq........

© Daily Sabah