Tayyip Erdogan is a problem. Having him as an ally is unsettling. His use of the word vermin in reference to the 11 million Kurds living in Turkey, his banning of their language, etc.

His regime is athema to what we claim to stand for... yet he is an ally of importance and sway.

Just like MBS, Erdogan occupies the same space as Putin. Building the strength of one, to thwart another, seems foolish... but we find ourselves locked in to that position.