June 25, 2013 (AE) - The international media's well coordinated about face on their previously lauded golden boy Erdogan was immediate, and very noticeable. This lead me to review the timeline of some critical events leading up to Erdogan's apparent fall from NATO's grace...
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
- 2013.5.11 Reyhanli Turkey Car Bombings (Syrian border, 51 killed, 140 injured, attempt is made to blame Syrian government, no proof) 
- 2013.5.16 Erdogan & Obama Meeting In Washington DC ('Assad must go', but another likely topic is, why didn't you take our Reyhanli "cue" and invade Syria?, ERDOGAN TAKES STAND OPPOSING CHEMICAL WEAPONS) 
- 2013.5.27 Turkey's Raid On Al Qaeda's Al Nusra Front Members In Adana Turkey (2 Kg of chemical weapon "Sarin Gas" seized, group has links to the Reyhanli Turkey Car Bombings of 2013.5.11)  
- 2013.5.28 Turkey's Protests Against Erdogan Begin (Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park sit in, one day after raid on Al Nusra Front found Sarin Gas, 12 days after Erdogan's meeting with Obama) 
- 2013.6.6 Erdogan Claims "Foreign Agents" & "Foreign Conspiracy" Behind Turkey Riots (Facebook, Twitter & Spies; even Russia's media ridicules Erdogan for this claim , but it's the exact same CIA backed blueprint used for "Operation Arab Spring", The Revolution Business) 
- 2013.6.22 Turkey's EU Membership Talks Blocked By Germany & Netherlands (scheduled for 2013.6.26, postponed until 2013.10.x, excuse of "concerns over Turkey's handling of anti government protests") 
- 2013.6.23 Erdogan Again Claims "Foreign Agents" & "Foreign Conspiracy" Behind Turkey Riots (same game being played on Brazil, same symbols, same banners, same international media) 
The timeline of events above leads me to speculate the following...
Erdogan missed his NATO cue to intervene in Syria after the devastating Reyhanli bombings, he was then summoned to Washington DC to explain himself to Obama, then during his Washington statement Erdogan publicly rejects the use of chemical weapons in Syria, 11 days later Erdogan raids Al Nusra Front's cache of Sarin Gas at Adana Turkey, the following day protests begin in Turkey against Erdogan, this is clearly a threat, Erdogan even claims the protests are a "foreign conspiracy", the protests continue, now further punishment has been provided by Germany and the Netherlands to block Turkey's scheduled EU membership talks.
By saying this I am in no way supporting Erdogan, for he has made many great errors by participating in NATO's covert war on Syria, and therefore alienating his own people. This is inexcusable, and the actions within Syria amount to war crimes, however, it must be noted that Erdogan appears to have limits, and the timeline indicates that he refused to participate in a large Sarin Gas attack inside Syria, and instead seized those chemical weapons, and likely prevented an attack that would have been blamed on the Syrian government in order to trigger Obama's "Red Line", which has now been trigger by very dubious means.
See sources and videos below...
 2013.5.11 Turkey Claims Syrian Intelligence Behind Bombing On Border (Reyhanli) (RT, youtube.com):
Double car-bomb blasts have rocked a Turkish town near the country's border with Syria. Dozens are dead and scores more injured following the attack. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Turkey is focusing on Kurdish rebels or Syrian involvement.
 2013.5.16 'Assad Must Go' Says Turkey & The US (Erdogan & Obama Meeting In Washington DC) (Euronews, youtube.com):
A day of talks between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were dominated by the civil war there but Obama refused to see US troops drawn into the conflict.
"There is no magic formula for dealing with the extraordinarily violent difficult situation like Syria," said Obama. "I reserve the option of taking additional steps both diplomatic and military."
Prime Minister Erdogan was more forthright about his aims:
"Syria should not be an area controlled by terrorist groups. The use of chemical weapon must be prevented. Security for all the minorities must be provided. These are the priorities."
In the end both men stressed the strength of their relations over trade, terrorism and commercial interests. But they both also voiced intentions towards the Middle East with Erdogan going ahead with a visit to Gaza and Obama announcing a trip to the West Bank.
 2013.5.30 Al Qaeda's Jabhat Al Nusra Caught With Sarin Gas Inside Turkey(RT, youtube.com):
Turkish security forces found a 2-Kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of jihadist militants from al-Qaeda's Jabhat al- Nusra (Nusra Front) who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.
The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.
On Monday, Turkish special anti-terror forces arrested 12 suspected members of the Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed "the most aggressive and successful arm" of the "Syrian rebels". The group was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December 2012.
Police also reportedly found a cache of weapons, documents and digital data which will be reviewed by police.
Following the searches, five of those detained were released following medical examinations at the Forensic Medicine Institution Adana. Seven suspects remain in custody. Turkish authorities are yet to comment on the arrests.
 2013.5.31 Toxic Warfare; Rebels Caught With Sarin Gas Amid Syria Arms Supply Scandal (RT, youtube.com):
Suspected Syrian militants have reportedly been detained in Turkey with a cylinder of highly poisonous sarin gas found in their possession. Those arrested are believed to be members of the Al- Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front. Earlier this month, UN investigators voiced suspicion the nerve agent was being used by opposition fighters. RT's Middle East correspondent Paula Slier reports.
 2013 Protests In Turkey (wikipedia.org):
 2013.6.6 Twitter, Spies & Looters; Erdogan Blames 'Foreign Agents' For Turkey Riots (RT, youtube.com):
For a sixth night running in Turkey, it was more of the same.
Clashes leading to police unleashing their water cannons and tear gas on protesters. A third fatality has been confirmed in the unrest, after a man died from head injuries in an Ankara hospital. Activists want the police chiefs responsible for their violent tactics removed and urged officials to ban the use of tear gas. Protesters also want all those that have been detained, released saying that could end the days of riots. The Turkish Prime minister returns from a trip to North Africa later, and will be expected to do something about the public discontent which has seen demands for him to reverse all his policies. But as RT's Irina Galushko reports, Erdogan appears to be looking for scapegoats.
 2012.8.14 PROOF The ‘Arab Spring’ Was Contrived; The Revolution Business (CANVAS, F. William Engdahl, Gene Sharp, Otpor, Revolution Training Software, Srdja Popovic) (deadlinelive.info):
 2013.6.22 Tension Between Germany & Turkey (EU Membership Talks Postponed) (Euronews, youtube.com):
Activists in Turkey have continued their presence in Istanbul's Taksim square, holding a silent protest.
In Ankara, there more demonstrations against the police detention of activists.
Meanwhile their politicians thoughts are elsewhere after a potentially damaging fall out with Germany.
Both countries Foreign Ministries have summoned the others ambassador for talks.
Turkey has accused Angela Merkel of attacking it for political gain, after she criticised the country earlier in the week for its treatment of protestors.
Turkey's European Union Affairs Minister, Egemen Bagis, warned Merkel not to interfere.
"As you know there are elections in September in Germany. So, if Mrs Merkel is looking for domestic election material, that should not be Turkey." Bagis said, adding "If Mrs Merkel looks at what happened with Sarkozy, who massively exploited this situation before, she can clearly see the consequences. The ones who mess with Turkey do not end up well."
The accusations have angered the German government. Andreas Peschke, spokesman for the German Department of Foreign Affairs, said:
"These remarks were received with incomprehension here, it does not work that way, and that is why the Turkish ambassador was summoned."
On Thursday, Germany, along with the Netherlands, blocked the next stage of talks for Turkey to join the EU. The German government refused to say whether the decision was linked to the Turkish crackdown.
 2013.6.23 Erdogan Says Activists 'Playing Into Hands' Of Turkey's Enemies (Euronews, youtube.com):
A week of calm in Istanbul has come to an end after police clashed with protesters on Saturday night, using water canons to disperse them.
In Ankara, smoke grenades were used to clear people from the area.
On the streets, people chanted for the resignation of Prime Minister Erdogan. Many threw red carnations at the lines of riot police forming around them.
Erdogan responded, saying protesters were playing into the hands of Turkey's enemies:
"They have thrown a shadow on Turkey's image, stained Turkey's international power. Now they are trying to play the same game in Brazil." Erdogan went on to add: "The game is the same, the symbols are the same, the banners are the same, Twitter and Facebook are being used the same way, and the international media reacts the same; they are being operated from the same centre."