Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki after talks in Antalya, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Cam Ozdel/Pool Photo via AP)
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Daesh has largely been militarily defeated, but that's not only because groups trained and armed by the United States dealt it a final blow.A prospective regrouping of Daesh is now being prevented by the dedicated work of a coalition that includes Turkey, which maintains the largest no-entry list of foreign terrorist fighters and runs the world's biggest civilian anti-Daesh security operation.The appeal of the ideology of Daesh, Al-Qaeda and other affiliates will not easily go away. Terrorist acts on our streets were carried out before Daesh and would continue independently of its armed operations in the Middle East. One was to open a supplementary front for PKK terrorist operations, in addition to the one in northern Iraq, and unite them to form a continuous terrorist belt.Rest assured, Turkey will not allow Daesh to regroup one way or the other and shall work with the United States to that effect.It should be obvious that the PKK and YPG terrorists do not represent the Kurds.The PKK's micronationalism and terrorism are a disservice to everyone including the Kurds.
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