So. Turkey. How about it? Well, it has been a reasonable interlocutor between "The West" and whomever it is that we're not talking to because a) we don't speak their langauges and b) terrorism! Boo! It wanted to join the EU but France was like we have enough Muslims, kthnx, buhbiyee, bisous, kiss-kiss, ciao, nique ta mère, etc. Turkey's PM chastised Israel for needlessly killing Muslims when Israel was needlessly killing Muslims, which is worse than needlessly killing Muslims. Turkey suggested that those crowing loudest about nuclear disarmament might do a little themelves. It behaved peacefully toward its neighbors and is seeking a partnership with Russia, the most powerful regional player beside the EU. In other words, Turkey is behaving as a rational, transparently motivated, easily understood political entity. Naturally, we are very, very worried!