Once Obama is trying to avoid catastrophe after an Israeli attack on Iran, Erdogan will be there in the middle to broker a cease-fire. He is showing Obama who the man is when there is a need for CRISIS-talk with the Iranians. A scenario like that will put Turkey in the middle of ME power policies and enhance his own and Turkey's standing and political power enormously. By so, he then will be poised to lead the Arab / Muslim world against Greater Israel.
from the article: Report: Turkey's Erdogan to visit Iran following nuclear summit