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Whither Turkey? Its leadership, role in the Middle East, and ties with Israel.

 
Filed under: Israel, Turkey

Dr. Harold Rhode, retired U.S. Defense Department head of the Turkish desk, discusses President Erdogan’s ties with Russia, Europe, the United Sates, and Israel. Interviewed by Lenny Ben-David, Director of Publications.

Question:
How do you explain the significant political change in Turkey this week? President Erdogan appears to have pressured Prime Minister Davutoğlu to resign. What does it mean for the conflict in Syria and plans to reconcile with Israel?