Moscow is confused, the US is confused – everybody seems to be when it
comes to Turkey, who is with whom and what its next move will be.
Anything you write about Turkey is old
news by the time you get done with it, as they keep moving the goalposts
in this game. As Victorian poet Matthew Arnold said, “Journalism is
literature in a hurry” – but no matter which direction we go in, certain
trends are clear and need to be addressed.