Russia is important for Turkish national interests and much closer to its borders than the U.S.
The US-Turkey relationship is in a state of disrepair and both sides should embark on some effective and energetic diplomacy to stop the rot.
The question is why the nuclear response to the 50-cent crime?
At a time when Russian activity has drawn so much attention for the risk it poses to the status quo, diplomacy must prevail.
The world cannot accept going back to pre-uprising Syria, while ignoring the fact that war crimes and human rights abuses have been committed.