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

, May 10, 2016

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?

About Harold Rhode

Dr. Harold Rhode, served for 28 years as an advisor on the Islamic world in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. He is a Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and at the Gatestone Institute in New York.