@Atlantis , you replied to my jaundiced view of the situation of the Turks geopolitically that;
Military conflict is the failure of diplomacy. I understand that Internet strategists are impatient and like to see blood flow. Fortunately, most diplomats are more circumspect. Whatever delusion the Turkish leadership may have, there is not a snow ball's chance in hell that Erdogan can rebuild the Ottoman empire. Turkey just doesn't have the economic and/or technological means to compete with the big boys.
The Turks are seeing that Diplomacy is war by other means, just another weapon to be used to get what they want. Plus, they are figuring on catastrophic decline of the ''big boys'' to smooth their way to the seizure of the economic and technological means they need (such as the oil and natural gas fields in the Med.)
In the end, Turkey will have to pay a heavy price both politically and economically for its imperial overreach. The question is just how much pain Turkey will inflict on its neighbors before the whole imperial project collapses.
A great deal of pain. Because there are many people in the Middle East that would join themselves to the Turks in order to revive a Islamic Caliphate.
Are we to stand by and see Armenians slaughtered? Mind you, Armenians aren't entirely innocent. Their dreams of a greater Armenia includes the Azerbaijani districts currently occupied by Armenia outside of Nagorno Karabakh. Turkey isn't entirely wrong when it claims that the peace process of the last 30 years has not encouraged Armenia to return the occupied territory.
Those kind of returns almost always involve the use of military force by an opposing party.
Russia has the military means to intervene if Armenia proper comes under threat. Russia also has the means to face Turkey's expansionist drive in the Caucasus. For the EU to get in the firing line between Turkey and Russia would be stupid. The EU can yield economic pressure and/or incentives for good behavior, or it can try to mediate. Discretely tightening the economic screws can inflict a lot of pain on Turkey.
If they seize the oilfields of the Middle East, the Turks can have sufficient autarky and force the rest of the world to accept their new order of things.
The more Turkey pursues its imperial ambitions, the greater the resistance to Turkey will become on all sides. Sending a few hundreds fighters from Syria to Azerbaijan won't make a big difference in military terms, but it has turned the whole world against Turkey. Even Iran has condemned the move.
Turkey and Iran/Persia have a long history of wars, which is why Iran has only been Shiite since the 1600's as the Safavids wanted to further distinguish their realm from that of the Sunni Ottoman Turkish dominion.
And what can the ''whole world'' do? Some would accept the situation, others would fight it, and some would join into alliances with Turkey.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.