RUMORS ARE FLYING. WHY ALL THE DIPLOMACY, NOW!?
Turkey let us down BIGTIME in the Iraq War, by refusing to let us transit troops through their territory. (SOME FRIGGIN' NATO ALLY THEY TURNED OUT TO BE! SHEESH!) This lapse on their part is one reason we couldn't CRUSH the Sunnis.
We're letting the Turks know NOW that we may need them again (SOON!), and we're letting them know NOW that there will be "serious consequences" if they let us down again.
The fact is, taking down Assad and the nuke program of the tryano-mullahs of Iran will be a lot easier with Turkey's help - or at least their airspace. However, I think they will disappoint us again. WHY? Well, Turkey might be looking toward RUSSIA now. They just opened a gas pipepline. Putin was there on December 5th last year - he was the first Russian leader to ever visit. MORE INFO HERE.