Altercating Interests and Orientations between Israel and Turkey: A View from Israel

Ofra Bengio*

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Abstract

This essay analyzes the relationship between Turkey and Israel against the background of the AKP ascent to power in Turkey in 2002 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. It argues that notwithstanding the sea changes that occurred in the region following the invasion, as well as the far-reaching changes in Turkey's foreign policy, both states still have vested interests in maintaining their dose relationship, even at times of crisis. One of the most important explanations for their relations' longevity is that the two states have no serious problems on the bilateral level, while their strategic, economic and societal common interests have been strong enough to weather crises. The paper also explores the implications for the future of the Turkish-Israeli relationship of Turkey's policy during Israel's operations against Hamas in Gaza.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-55
Number of pages13
JournalInsight Turkey
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

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