Turkey-Israel relations; Friend or Foe?

If one safely goes back to a cliche always relevant in the Middle East, about my enemy’s enemy being my friend, Turkey is certainly not yet Israel’s friend again, even though it is less vehement a foe than it used to be until recently. It is more like my enemy’s friend, the enemy being HAMAS in Gaza, while Israel has the friendliest of relations with two of Turkey’s adversaries, Greece and Cyprus. But with the onset of a new administration in Washington considered hostile to the Erdogan regime but reputed to be susceptible to Israeli arguments, Ankara seemingly inches closer to Jerusalem. Is it really so, and if it is, what’s the next step up this road?

Guests: Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center and JISS, and Mr. Yusuf Erim, TRT World Editor at large. Analyst Amir Oren. Host Jonathan Hessen.

Studio Jerusalem

Serien ger tittaren en djupare förståelse av aktuella händelser i Israel och Mellanöstern. Expertsamtalen leds av Jonathan Hessen, nyhetsankare på TV7 Israel News.
  • Första sändningen: 2021-02-09, Himlen TV7
  • Avsnitt nummer: 579
  • Längd: 30 min
  • Talade språk:
  • engelska
  • Översättningar:
  • finska, svenska