Erdogan has one of the largest and most expensive palaces ever built:
It was built on what was previously a national park, using taxpayer dollars, and bribe money.
Now we see that Turkey has been taking in tons of immigrants, which they've decided to release all at once on Greece today, which is causing clashes nearing armed conflicts:
And simultaneously, Turkey is now attacking Syria, which it shares a border with:
Turkey is walking the half-way line of being partners with Russia, vs partners with the US and Europe, vs doing it's own thing. There is a big tug-of-war trying to sway Erdogan to once side or another. Hence the giant palace.
Turkey is trying to have their cake and eat it too. NATO is trying to befriend them:
While simultaneously Turkey is buying Russian anti-air missile systems:
On 12 September 2017, Turkey announced that it had signed a deal to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system; the deal was characterised by American press as ″the clearest sign of [Recep Erdoğan]′s pivot toward Russia and away from NATO and the West"
But then also Erdogan is telling Russia to go away, and let it dominate Syria, which serves US goals:
If Turkey is working with the US, this is the perfect backdoor in to Syria that Russia can't easily protest against. And the US knows that, and Russia knows that.
Now we see a military offensive similarly combined with the mass migrant releases in to Europe, which European leaders are not happy about and are actively trying to stop:
And then on top if it, Turkey is starting to attack Iran, which also fulfills US/Israeli geopolitical goals:
So we see in all this, Turkey in a very interesting position. Playing both perhaps the pivotal role in both the Syrian war and the EU migrant situation, and being bought out by many foreign powers trying to manipulate Erdogan for this exact purpose. They could be the foot-in-the-door to give the US control of Syria and Iran, while simultaneously crippling the EU with the war migrants they created.
Turkey is the wildcard. It is positioned both geographically and politically to act in this role. Remember also Turkey is the remnants of the Ottoman Empire which lasted from 1299 to 1922, that collapsed to later create Israel and Syria, after Britain and France had captured it and divided it up, in the resulting power vacuum from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
I just hope people are paying attention, because Turkey could be the pivot point we never saw coming.