Kerry and Erdogan, two peas in a pod
I’m not able to give you a seminar on Turkish politics, etc. There was an alleged coup attempt against the Erdogan regime, and it seems to have failed. All our nits in Washington–Obama, Kerry, Clinton–support Erdogan. That means he’s a bad guy, like them, and he ought to go.
Anyhow, there are two facts we can bear in mind.
ISIS set up shop right next door to Turkey, literally adjacent, and Turkey has done nothing about it.
ISIS has attacked France, which is a NATO ally of Turkey’s: and although the NATO treaty is one of collective security, “an attack on one of us is an attack on all,” Turkey has done nothing about it.
I say ISIS cannot exist unless–at the very least!–Erdogan permits it to exist. Whether he actively aids and abets ISIS is more than I know at present.
I think it’s too bad the coup failed.