I'm not going to pretend I have any idea what is going on in Turkey. As is usual when something happens in a place the U.S. media don't commonly pay attention to, I've gone to overseas sources, especially the Brits at BBC News and the Guardian. They may be peddling conventional wisdom, but at least it's not Washington's conventional wisdom and they are a little more likely to know more history.
Consequently, I was interested to learn from the BBC that Turkey is in Europe:
Might that not be what's in contention in Turkey? As I keep saying, I don't claim to know.