Erdogan's aspirations are two fold. Restoring Ottoman splendor on the national- and international stage and himself being the sultan.Some people suggest of great aspirations on the part of Erdogan; whatever Erdogan tries to do will be extending the influence of Turkey, and how will he
achieve his goals?
What are the realistic aspirations of Turkey?
Therefore the first thing is to do is having absolute domestic power by playing santa claus with borrowed money, manipulating the voters and changing laws.
He has two important poker cards in his pocket for playing internationally, Turkey's position as an energy hub between east and west where he can have leverage over both europe and some parts of the Middle-East. And second, Turkey's strategic position.