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After the failed coup last July, Turkey was expecting constant support from the West , but what happened is the opposite, as the purges that followed the attacks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made relations worse between the two parties.
And further complicating the situation is seeking Erdogan to consolidate his power largely in the referendum won it in April / April last saw the campaign , which was preceded by verbal attacks mutual unusual with a number of European countries, prompting the accession of Turkey to the European Union to the brink of the abyss
and against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with former President Barack Obama 's administration, some Turkish media saw the pro-government hand in the United States in the coup attempt. But pleased with the election of Donald Trump quickly dissipated when his predecessor 's policy in Syria was adopted.
Ankara asked Washington - based preacher delivered in voluntary exile Fethullah Gulen , who is accused Turkey of being behind the failed coup and was not, as happened with the echo of the previous administration.
Mark said Biyarena from the intellectual center "Carnegie Europe" that "Turkey is living a kind of isolation since the coup attempt in July 2016 because its partners in NATO were surprised about it , and because the purges that followed exceeded all what he could expect significantly"
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the other hand, has led the recent crisis between Qatar , a close ally of Ankara, Saudi Arabia and its neighbors of Gulf led by Turkey can not hostile, more than doubled in the diplomatic site of Turkey.
At the regional level as well, it cuts off oust Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi , emanating from the Muslim Brotherhood , backed by Ankara, and the survival of Syrian President Bashar al - Assad to power in Syria, the road on the strategy of Turkey , which wants to expand its influence in these and other countries in the region.
Kamal Qureshi says the Institute , "Brookings" that " the situation has changed completely today and is characterized by the existence of a growing number of disputes between Turkey and its neighbors and other issues bigger than that . " But the major diplomatic setback suffered by Turkey in recent months has turned into an unprecedented deterioration in its relations with the European Union , which is negotiating to join him since 2005 ,
and after the banning of a number of European countries , rallies supporters in preparation for the referendum that took place in April on strengthening presidential powers, Erdogan attacked European leaders violently and accused them of doing "Nazi practices"
at the height of the crisis, questioned some officials a Europeans publicly about the feasibility of continuing the process of Turkey 's accession to the bloc.
He said Biyarena that " the foundations of a political alliance deeper through Turkey 's accession to the European Union has not changed, but the revival of these aspirations in the future is due to Turkish officials."
Erdogan hopes to achieve especially in Syria's diplomatic breakthrough, in his first meeting with Trump in Washington, but only limited progress has not been achieved during this visit.
Also it targeted a US arrest warrant 12 bodyguard for Erdogan after suspecting their attack on demonstrators in response to the sidelines of Erdogan 's visit to the United States.
He said Ozgur Onolhesaericle director of the Center "German Marshall Fund" in Turkey, based in Washington , said "Ankara was very optimistic , headed by Trump but none of their hopes did not materialize , even in part , "
In this context, I preferred Turkey in recent months , a rapprochement with Russia after a serious diplomatic crisis caused by the drop Turkish aviation launcher Russian flying over the border between Syria and Turkey in November 2015.
a European political source said , "Turkish foreign policy is going through an examination difficult , " adding that "things are going better with Russia , but this relationship is not based on trust."