Flynn had advised Trump through his campaign and was once considered a potential running mate. The retired Army lieutenant general served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the service that specializes in providing intelligence to the military until he was forced out in 2014 after reported leadership clashes.
Just days after the U.S. presidential election, newspapers allied with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) published stories alleging that elements of the U.S. government would conspire to prevent Donald Trump from governing. Trump, the consensus in the pro-government media held, was a better choice for Turkey: As a billionaire who is outside of the Washington mainstream, he is above influence from members of the Gulen Movement, some of whom gave money to Hillary Clinton’s super-PAC.
Tayip Erdogan began his political career trying to make his country the leader of all the Arab and Muslim world. He strongly criticized Israel, he forged an alliance with Assad of Syria, he became the "protector" of Palestinians, he developed a strategic partnership with Moscow. Now, he has reversed nearly all his policies and he tries to save himself by allying with Israel. But his new found allies will help him to keep power, or they will take what he will give them, waiting for the time to support another politician, even more friendly to them? Time will tell us.