The way out of this bloody quagmire would be to try to restore the peace talks between Turkey and the PKK.
Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist, regular opinion writer for Al-Monitor, and author of Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty.
Ankara now knows that ISIL is no counterbalance to Kurdish resurgence in northern Syria.
The urge is to become a hero that shakes the world, in fame and glory, which is not necessarily a religious passion.
His authoritarianism and the us-versus-them model is the main reason why Turkey lost its shining light.
Turkey’s military operations against Kurdish separatists are a legitimate act of self-defense, according to analyst.