On 29 MAR 15 NEC-SE stated: “Furthermore, Turkey now has possibly 60 to 90 days to determine whether closing the border will still allow them the regional influence and control they need over northern Syria and Iraq to be a regional hegemony and thus preventing further Iranian influence and further Kurdish territorial expansion within and along its southern boarders. If closing the borders does not achieve this aim you may be assured that Turkey will be forced to take military action in the KRG footprint and in northern Syria to create a security or buffer zone along key terrain against regional competitors, (Iran), and to ensure that fighting does not spill over into southern turkey.”
“With Iran having indirect and direct control over Kirkuk and its oil fields, the taking of Tikrit will be the first step towards furthering Iranian hegemony goals in the region. Turkey is being pushed closer and closer to having to decide to introduce forces into Iraq and Syria.”
Since that time NEC-SE has stated during multiple radio and T.V. interviews that this day will come.
No one should be surprised if Turkey will also have to enter KRG areas in Iraq given it can not tactically hold northern Syria if it does not push into various strategic areas within northern Iraq.