The reason Turkey’s economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings

Source:Business Insider Date:14Aug2018

From a strategic or military point of view, Erdogan “looking for new friends” is even more worrying. Turkey suddenly has a lot in common with Iran, Syria, and, across the Black Sea, Russia: They are all the targets of US sanctions.

Do we really want Turkey to turn toward Iran, Syria, or Russia? Because that’s one potential outcome if the West cannot find a way to keep Erdogan inside the fold.