Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour says, in an ironic reversal, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is calling for Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down.
"You can imagine the glee with which this is being used in Syria. Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government are playing it on television every night," she tells Anderson Cooper.
It may seem to be an amusing twist to the increasingly chaotic situation in Istanbul, but Amanpour looks at the bigger picture. Turkey is a key ally to the U.S. and "vital cog" in the stability of the region.
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