turkey needs the west. iran is arming kurdish militants in iraq to attack turkey. syria is being torn appart and turkey's long flirtation with assad has come to an end. erdogan has lost his bid to become the leader of the muslim world. should assad make the foolish move to attack israel, such move will be irrespective of any differences between israel and erdogan. erdogan's entire high command is sitting in jail. many turkish reporters are also sitting in jail. erdogan is a crypto-dictator who attempts to impose his will willy nilly. the man is dangerous, and he should not be appeased under any circumstances.
Turkish jets take part in U.S.-led coalition strikes against ISIS for first time (Reuters)