The Turks are great people. I worked with a lot of Kurds as well. Loads of Lebanese refugees at that time.
Never any stabbing. It was a different world then.
Uncle Sam was still sitting on the Teufelsberg keeping an eye and ear on everything and the big bad wild bear in the East was more civilized than his offspring today....
Had we dissolved NATO, pulled up stakes and departed as opposed to moving it provocatively to Ivan's doorstep after the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact went to a better place and had we not crashed the Russian currency and economy before him, Putin would never have risen to power. Putin is a monster of our own creation and we have noone but ourselves to blame.
He's like Trump though; he truly loves his country.