Deploying soldiers into Iraq and downing Russian SU-24 bomber are the two recent events that have marked Ankara's failure. If Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr is an 'internal matter', why condemn Egypt? Meanwhile the foreign and domestic policies of the ruling party destroy Turkey's interests, Ankara has to pay for it.
Over the past week, US President Barack Obama has had two phone conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Recently Ankara, frustrated by two global powers - Russia and the US, began to voice its annoyance more openly. Can Turkey afford a stand-off with the USA?