Erdogan's power-play is in its death throes.
The think tank here at Falling Downs has been entertaining speculations re the Erdogan Gulen feud for some time.
You can't put all the blame on Erdogan.
It was his NATO betters who convinced him to be point man in the Assad regime change. Assad wouldn't last more than a few months, at the most.
That's what they told the reluctant Erdogan.
After all, Assad and Erdogan used to be pals!
But no, Erdogan took the counsel of the NATO brain trust... and there he is today, issuing ultimatums to the US; you back the Kurds or you back me...
...that long silence you heard was the sound of Gulen's garland being hung on the front door of the palace.