In Iraq, media and commentators are still vulnerable to the language of the bullet rather than the language of debate.
BEHIND THE LINES: What does this flurry of overt and semi-covert Turkish regional military assertion amount to? Can a common theme be established?
Turkey has had almost a year of near-constant new conflicts and militarist sabre-rattling.
The American president, according to former national security adviser John Bolton, is actually anti-Kurdish and dislikes a minority group in the Middle East that has been consistently pro-American.
Syrian Kurds are now happy and hopeful after the two main Kurdish political parties reached an initial agreement on the common political vision and Kurdish unity.
Bolton’s account is important because it illustrates a unique time in US history in the Middle East.
The Syrian Kurds have been holding talks between the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which plays the major role administering eastern Syria.
The governor's office said the explosives were planted and detonated by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
"We suspect that the two sides are in coordination, because this is the first time that Turkey has bombed this region."
The number of airstrikes and battles taking place in the Middle East make it the most war-torn region in the world.