But the question is why all the recent focus on Turkey? Who is trying to kill Turkey? And Why?! Here are some recent attacks on Turkey:
From the BBC:
20167 June, Istanbul: Car bomb kills seven police officers and four civilians. Claimed by Kurdish militant group TAK
19 March, Istanbul: Suicide bomb kills four people in shopping street. IS blamed.
13 March, Ankara: Car bomb kills 34. Claimed by TAK.
17 February, Ankara: 29 killed in attack on military busses. Claimed by TAK
12 January, Istanbul: 11 Germans killed by Syrian bomber in tourist area
201523 December, Istanbul: Bomb kills cleaner at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport. Claimed by TAK
10 October, Ankara: More than 100 killed at peace rally outside railway station. Claimed by IS
20 July, Suruc, near Syrian border: 34 people killed in bombing in Kurdish town. IS blamed
Security concerns and a Russian boycott over last year's downing of a Russian military jet on the Turkey-Syria border have hit the Turkish tourist sector this year.
More than 61 million passengers travelled through Ataturk airport in 2015.
A US state department travel warning for Turkey, originally published in March and updated on Monday, urges US citizens to "exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists."
Clearly, some powerful entity is trying to create "order out of chaos" and perhaps as blogger Penny for your Thoughts has said today... escalate the region into a "no Fly Zone" between Syria and Turkey. I don't think a "No Fly" zone will (excuse the pun) "fly" with Russia. The main goal of the entire Russian project in Syria was to retain their access to the air and naval transportation routes.
Location, Location, Location
Northerntruthseeker sees the Ataturk Airport attack as a warning to Turkey not to make nice (i.e., apologize for the Russian jet shoot down) to Russia without permission of the overlords. He also says that ISIS has claimed responsibility and, as we know, ISIS is a proxy for USrael. Nothing spells out the motive more clearly than the map of the region below. Turkey is smack, dab in the middle of Israel's proposed pipeline route. Turkey is thus located within the perimeter of permanent chaos....that extends for thousands of kilometers out, in a toxic 360 degree radius, around the tiny, borderless entity.