For in all this Erdogan created drama of conflict between Turkey and individual EU states, however, the obvious question is: "what is the US position as to these artificially Erdogan created conflicts"
Given the fact that respective US Governments have never had any problem in supporting dictatorial governments around the world, if and when it was tconvenient or to o their benefit.
Case in point: the relationship with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Egypt - to mention just a few countries in the Middle East alone.
Hopefully the US will wake up to the fact that Erdogan's political games - last years coup, his turn around with Russia, locking up of all opposition and press, Syrian involvement and now his spat with the Netherlands, are all focused on one objective - obtaining absolute power in Turkey.
In the meantime he has also become an unreliable NATO partner as a result of hisflirtatations with Russia.
Whoever is not aware of this is either extremely shortsighted or totally stupid.
All of us in the EU are wishing Mrs. Merkel a very successful and productive US visit.