21. November 2023

The rift in Turkish-Israeli relations The rift in Turkish-Israeli relations

CASSIS Fellow PD Dr. Hüseyin Çiçek in derStandard on Turkey's relationship with Israel

Universität Bonn
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Israeli-Turkish relations appeared to be on the mend during Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog's visit to Ankara this year. The two heads of state, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also met for the first time in New York. October 7, 2023 could have put relations between Turkey and Israel on a new political footing and established a new "turning point". However, the Turkish president's populist identity politics of recent years stand in the way of this.

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