Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Erdogan Losing Friends ... Fast

Stephen Green, guest blogging at Instapundit, describes Turkey's troubles with the Kurds, who have garnered Russian support. Apparently Trump turned down President Erdogan's request for aid, too. The bottom line:
Erdogan doesn’t seem to have any friends left, which shouldn’t shock anybody.
This is the point at which Arabs remind themselves that the Turks aren't brothers, after all, but former Ottoman overlords. Co-religionists maybe, but not friends.

Outside Israel, the most admirable group in the region are the poor, stateless Kurds. It didn't take Putin long to figure this out.