And why did Egypt let it happen?
Erdogan’s accidental favor to Putin.
Hassan Rouhani’s condemnation may be mere lip service.
Two very problematic allies.
Turkey and Iran can expand their influence.
Hamas coordinates attack from within its borders and gets funding from its banks.
Russia has made it clear that it is in Syria for good, whereas America looks ready to race for the exits.
Ankara has chosen Russia, Iran, and China over NATO.
Pressuring King Abdullah to relinquish custodianship of al-Aqsa is a mistake.
Beyond fighting fires and exporting natural gas.
Generals vs. Islamists.
Conspiracy theories about the Dönme.
If it doesn’t, both sides will turn to Moscow and Tehran.