Washington wanted Turkey to assume a more constructive role in the Middle East and sideline Iran. Turkey agreed to the new role created by the US but how was this to be achieved? Turkey needed to gain the support of the Arab street. What better way to do this then Israeli bashing by the Turkish PM and Israel killing 9 Kurdish-Turks who were willing to be "martyrs" anyway. But Washington soon realized that it underestimated Russian support for Syria.....
Ya'alon has 'total confidence' in deputy chief, decries political attempts to harm IDF (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel and Turkey resume talks to end diplomatic crisis