Unable to prevent Kurdish gains in Syria, desperate Turkey turns to Iran

Erdogan's PM Ahmet Davutoglu

ANKARA (KDN) – AKP’s PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to neighboring Iran this week, his office said.

Davutoğlu will visit Tehran on March 4 and 5, sources from his office told reporters late on March 2, noting that details concerning the visit had not yet been completed.

Tehran, along with Russia, supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey is among his most outspoken critics, backing the Sunni jihadist opposition. Turkey is also close to Saudi Arabia, both countries sponsor Islamic terrorism in Syria.

Kurdish experts say that Davukoglu’s visit to Iran is an attempt to convince Iranians to join the fight against the Kurds. Iran has a large number of Kurdish minority in its north west.

Turkey is unable to prevent Kurdish gains in Syria, therefore, desperately looking for help outside its NATO allies. After years of enmity with Israel, Turkey recently asked Israel for weapons in order to normalize relations.