A country is said to rise and real role in international relations if that country is a superpower. State 'yes-man' and the weak can not be said to rise much less important role and a real say in international relations. Secular Turkish State was clearly not the leading world superpower. Turkish foreign policy remain in the U.S. hegemony or other imperialist countries like Britain. That is, if any maneuver of Turkey's foreign policy still 'under control' superpower the U.S. or the UK.
Politics 'geo-strategic' Turkey is not independent. Western Turkey has been utilized to prevent Russian influence. Turkey advocated the European energy projects, such as Nabucco, which avoids the Russian network.
AKP Party political maneuvering can not be separated from the interests of the United States in the region, especially the shifting British influence in Turkey bersenjatan force. Abdullah Gul and Erdogan left Virtue Party (Virtue Party) and formed the Justice and Development Party (Justice and Development Party) under the leadership of Erdogan, who began to apply the policy to connect the relationship with America in order to eliminate the influence of Britain and its relationship with the Army.
The main strategy undertaken AKP Party is to obtain support from Muslim Turkey over issues like the veil of Islam and Palestine. The hope, then the more people lose confidence in the Turkish Armed Forces, known as the guardian of Turkey's secular state anti-Islamic.
The existence of Erdogan government under U.S. hegemony appears in the Shared Vision Document (Joint Vision Document) signed between the governments of Turkey and the United States by Abdullah Gul and State Condoleezza Rice on July 5, 2006. This document proves that Turkey is not Islam a global maneuver or independent, but to serve the interests of the United States.