1. Turkey’s ‘anti-ISIS, PKK campaign’ could be ‘game changer’: PM Davutoglu

Turkey’s ‘anti-ISIS, PKK campaign’ could be ‘game changer’: PM Davutoglu

Turkey's campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan (PKK) separatists could 'change the regional game,' Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

By: | Published: July 27, 2015 12:26 PM

Turkey’s campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan (PKK) separatists could ‘change the regional game,’ Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said.

Prime Minister Davutoglu said that the presence of a Turkey that could use its force effectively could lead to ‘consequences,’ which could change the game in Syria, Iraq and the entire region and “everyone should see that,” reported the BBC.

He, however, asserted that there were no plans to send ground troops into Syria, adding that air strikes were meant to support the moderate forces battling the ISIS, reported the BBC.

He also said that Turkey was prepared to work with the Syrian Kurdish PYD group, which has links to the PKK, provided they did not pose a threat to the country and severed tied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The premier stressed that other states would have to ‘assess and review’ their own positions accordingly.

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