US 'lost Middle East mediating role' with embassy move, says Erdogan

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"Erdogan already led the criticism of the embassy move," said Jonathan Eyal, RUSI international director. "It has become for him a badge of honour to bait and criticise the Americans at every stage ... At the same time, he seems to offer no workable alternatives. I fail to see what is his workable alternative to the Iranian involvement in Syria, or their meddling in other parts of the Middle East."