Erdogan and Israel: Glitch or Rupture?

Adiv, Assaf
August 2010
Challenge (07924143);2010, p2
The article examines the relationship of Israel and Turkey following the killing of nine activists by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on May 2010. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's opposition to Israel has affected his relationship with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and the conflict between the pro-Islam Justice and Development Party (AKP), which he leads. Antalya Mayor Professor Mustafa Akaydin is concerned about the economic relations of both countries which is crucial for the stability of the Middle East.


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