Hot Trade, Cold Ties: Israel and Turkey’s New Status Quo

Hot Trade, Cold Ties: Israel and Turkey’s New Status Quo
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at a campaign rally, Hakkari, Turkey, May 26, 2015 (AP photo).

Despite new commonalities of interest arising from chaos and change in the Middle East, and after a brief moment of opportunity for a diplomatic breakthrough a year ago, Israel and Turkey’s relations remain in a deep freeze at the highest levels of government. Yet bilateral trade continues to boom, and economic ties are robust at many other levels. Nevertheless, the two states are unlikely to reconcile politically any time soon, absent changes of leadership on both sides and the prior resolution of a host of other more pressing regional problems. Israel has long felt isolated in the region and drew […]

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