The AFP claims, "The PKK has waged a deadly insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984." However, the PKK renounced violence as a means of conflict resolution. It was Erdogan who attacked the peaceful PKK, not the other way around.
No matter how often these well-known facts are repeated to the mindless mainstream media, that media keeps right on spreading the false propaganda. Who's calling the shots of that media?
So, Erdogan is trying to leverage his recent moves. He thinks now he can attack US allies and that Trump will throw the democratic-socialist YPG under the bus.
So much for Erdogan gaining some sanity. He's just been listening to some sense while planning how to milk it. That tactic makes him all the more untrustworthy. He's still the same old maniac he was before cutting deals with Putin over Idlib.