though, historically, Russia has a weighty past with Turkey, and even
though it has not forgotten the personal rôle played by current
President Erdoğan, to its detriment, during the the first Chechen war,
it can not fail to be interested by the possibility of Ankara leaving
NATO. On the other hand, the deep US state, which continues to pursue
its imperial ambitions despite the election of Donald Trump, is ready to
do whatever it takes to keep Turkey in the Atlantic Alliance.
Photo: What John Kerry does in daylight, Victoria Nuland undoes at night.