Erdogan has fallen out of favor

US President Barack Obama refused to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite the latter's visit to the United States. Erdogan is scheduled to open a mosque in Maryland, and in the week will attend a summit on nuclear security in Washington. Previously, Jordan's King Abdullah II accused Erdogan of collaborating with terrorists.

Abdullah's accusations

According to the British Independent and Guardian newspapers, Jordan's King Abdullah II, on January 11th, made a speech to the US Congress, and said that training and sending terrorists into Europe is part of the Turkey's policy. In addition, he said Turkey buys oil from terrorists.

The Jordanian monarch is one of the most pro-Western rulers of the region, who was educated in the UK and is loyal to the United Kingdom and the United States. The fact that he made such statements, and they were public in nature, indicates a change in the West's attitude to Erdogan. Earlier, despite similar statements being made from the Russian side, the West preferred to not take them into account. The Jordanian regime is also not interested in strengthening Turkey. The main opposition to the king is the "Muslim Brotherhood", which is supported by Turkey and Qatar. In addition, Turkey is seeking to strengthen its influence among Palestinians, as Palestine refugees now constitute the majority of the population of Jordan.

The Moor has done his job

After Russia withdrew a significant part of its forces from Syria and started negotiations with the United States, Ankara's desire to put pressure on Moscow and Damascus disappeared. The West no longer needs to support Turkey's strengthening, which it is not interested in, like the strengthening of Russia. Following the West in Syria, Erdogan broke relations with Russia but western support appeared to be temporary. Thus, because of the actions of his leadership, Turkey became isolated.