There is a good reason we didn’t attack Syria. We would at first win, get bogged down, then get thrown out. We are in the unenviable position of hearing screams from inside a burning house, knowing there was no way to break in and perform a rescue. Meanwhile we have spectators, who have only seen fires on TV, screaming we have to do something; go in.
Now enters Turkey. Turkey is a NATO ally. Turkey is engaging Syrian government forces supporting Assad. We can assist Turks, and provide assistance through them.
It is like training the hoses on the part of the house from where the screams are emanating, to keep them alive until a rescue can be attempted.
From what I know of Turks in Vietnam, I’d hate to be their enemy. I will always be their friend.