BETWEEN CRISES AND FRAGILE STABILITY: TURKEY-ISRAEL AFFAIRS


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Öztiğ L. I.

TURKISH POLICY QUARTERLY, vol.21, no.3, pp.141-149, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: TURKISH POLICY QUARTERLY
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-149
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Since the establishment of Israel, the Turkish-Israeli relations have been marked by

continuous periods of swings – from crises to cooperation and back. This article aims to

shed light on the turbulent bilateral ties by focusing on the role of the current Justice and

Development Party (JDP) rule in Türkiye. In doing so, it firstly provides a background

on the two countries’ relations, covering the period between their foundational years and

2002. Secondly, it explores a series of significant crises against which the Turkish-Israeli

relations reached an all-time low starting with the Operation Cast Lead in 2008. Given the

recent developments unfolding in Türkiye’s domestic sphere and its close geography, this

work lastly assesses the impact of the Abraham Accords in 2020 on bilateral relations and

speculates about the future trajectories.