The US has made a bad bet on Turkey. They are not as effective as Obama believed them to be. Clearly this is the case in Syria. After a great deal of bluster, they have been quiet about the conflict, going form king maker to supplicant for aid. They are only a feeble link in the Sunni Crescent.
EU urges Turkey to keep border open to Syrian refugees (AP)
from the article: Is secular Turkey dying?
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