Davutoglu said that “the positive atmosphere in Turkey seems to have had a reflection in Syria as well” and that his government notices that the PYD was engaged in some soul-searching.
“We have three conditions: The PYD should not support the al-Assad regime, it should not create unilateral de facto autonomy before the convening of an elected Parliament in Syria, and it should not support any aggression against Turkey,” he said. Turkey, in other words, would not be against any status that Syrian Kurds would achieve with democratic consensus.
Meanwhile, in Iraq, Turkey’s alliance with the Kurds is already well-established. Davutoglu stressed that Ankara is dedicated to “Iraq’s territorial integrity,” but its cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will continue in full swing. He spoke highly of KRG leader Masoud Barzani as a “trustworthy” leader, completely reversing the negative tone that Ankara had used against Iraqi Kurds for decades.