Turkey is mired and pretty much surrounded by enemies, If we had nukes and solid economy I guess we'd be more vocal about it.
But we have to thread carefully when everyone is pretty much ready to tear Turkey apart like they did after WW1.
A country of 80 million people in today's world - where China and India have more than 1300 million people each - and at least another 10 countries have 100 million people each - can only go so far.
This is particularly true for countries in the Middle East. Turkey, Iran, Egypt and the rest are yet to hit the 100 million mark. Tiny populations = low potential.
Better not challenge "superpowers"/"hyperpowers".