Azerbaijan, Baku, May 14 / Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
Ankara and Washington might agree on the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the United States, an expert on Turkish foreign policy, editor of 'Milat' newspaper Ismail Yasa believes.
"Erdogan's visit to the U.S. will lead to activation of the positions of Ankara and Washington in the settlement of the Syrian crisis. First of all, the parties will agree on establishing a no-fly zone over Syria in order to reduce attacks on the civilian population," Yasa told Trend.
According to him, during this visit, Erdogan will try to tell U.S. leadership more about the dangers that the civil war in Syria poses to Turkey.
Turkey is likely to be able to convince Washington to take concrete steps to resolve the crisis, he said.
According to Yasa, the terrorist attacks in Reyhanli proved that if the Syrian crisis will continue, Turkey will suffer first hand.
The expert believes that Turkey and the United States will decide to intervene in the Syrian crisis. The they will hold consultations with the Arab states, without their consent, Turkey and the USA will not intervene in the crisis.
"Turkey is in close contact with the Arab countries leaning towards an intervention, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar," Yasa said.
The expert noted that Obama and Erdogan will also discuss other regional issues, but the Syrian crisis will remain the number one issue.
The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will start on May 16. During his visit, Erdogan will hold a series of meetings with U.S. officials, including the President Barack Obama and the State Secretary John Kerry.