He was saluting what his ally, Nelson Mandela, had done to lead his country into democracy.
The fundamental point is that Turkey remains a U.S. ally—and a more important one than ever.
At first the authorities refuse to admit him, but he finds an ally in a dedicated teacher played by Naomie Harris.
late 14c., "relative, kinsman," from ally (v.); mid-15c. in the sense of "one united with another by treaty or league."