See, that's the problem: the kurds hate the turks, and they will always want an independent Kurdistan. yes, they might fight against ISIS, but after they're dead, then what? They'd turn to turkey of course, with experience, training and equipment, starting a war there. A war they'd very likely lose btw, as they have no chance against the turks. And for all the glorification of kurds going around these days, we must remember that groups like PKK are maoist and terrorist. These are basically the same kind of communists fools like the FARC in colombia, or any other commie militia elsewhere. Such people can never be true friends of the west, because the hate the fundations of our societies. They are communist, we are capitalist. Do you think they'd still be friends to the west when they have no need of our help anymore, and when they are trying to set up their little commie state, and while we are still friends with turkey? I think not. They are not our friends, and they cannot be our friends. And trading turkey for the kurds is just a stupid trade, as the kurds are much weaker, unreliable, and not even a state. We have to side with turkey, and they've been our friends for decades. Is it not respectful to your friends to help groups which have done terrorist attacks against them.