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Ankara May Seek to Use Iraqi Kurds Against Syrian Kurdish PYD

The first visit out of the country by Turkey’s foreign minister following the AK party's election victory was to neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan. The visit was seen as part of Ankara's efforts to secure the support of Iraqi Kurds in its battle against the PKK Kurdish rebel group and its affiliate in Syria, the PYD. After meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan leaders, Turkey’s foreign minister, Feridun Sinirlioglu, said in a statement that both sides needed to cooperate, especially in the fight...

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