Judith Miller (Manhattan Institute) and David Schenker (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) have an op-ed in today's New York Post on Turkey that reads more like a dossier.
They're upset over the official Turkish response to (and involvement in) the flotilla disaster, but it goes beyond that.
In May, Turkey and Brazil brokered a nuclear-enrichment agreement with Iran that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said makes the world "more dangerous, not less." The deal vastly complicates the administration's already-herculean task of building an international coalition to sanction Tehran for trying to build a nuclear bomb.
In fact, Erdogan openly opposes US-backed sanctions against Iran. As a result, the Obama administration is trying to force a vote on its proposed sanctions in the UN Security Council before Turkey rotates into the council chair later this summer.
Just last week, Turkey hosted a conference of Iraqi insurgent groups seeking to reconstitute as the US prepares to withdraw. The Istanbul conference was one of two meetings (the other in Damascus) that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned as "destabilizing." "The only ones benefiting," he said, "are al Qaeda and the terrorist organizations."
And the list continues.