Through a glass darkly... It's hard to imagine the kind of empires pre-WW1 happening again, but Erdogan definitely has schemes. The important thing, military-wise, that hits me in both this conflict, & also in Turkey's recent defeat of the Syrian/Russian push into Idlib is, you guessed it, DRONES. Drones 1, Tanks 0. Also, are you aware that Turkey has mastered Drone Swarming Technology, which was brought back to Turkey by a Turkish researcher who was kicked out of the United States? The times, they really are 'a changing.