Steve Scher talks to Dr. Kemal Kirişci, a Turkish political scholar at the Brookings Institute, about what is next for our NATO ally. Turkey’s leaders are restricting speech, political activities and religious freedoms.
Turkey used to be neutral. Like the Switzerland of the Middle East. But the Turkish government's recent, tougher stance on Syria has blown that neutrality out of the water. And Turks themselves aren't too happy about it.
Turkey has been on the front lines since the beginning of Syria's civil war more than two years ago. Now, the country's government is urging the U.S. and other nations to get militarily involved -- though its having a tough time selling that message at home.