Israel Suspicious of Erdogan's Overtures

(Jerusalem Post) Lahav Harkov - Turkish President Erdogan cannot harbor Hamas terrorists and try to forge closer ties with Israel, a senior diplomatic source said Sunday, amid reports of a change in Turkey's approach to Israel. Erdogan "has a system" by which he tries to bolster economic ties between Israel and Turkey while supporting Islamist extremists who attack Israel. "He can't have it both ways," the source said. Turkey and Israel were allies for decades, but those relations have frayed in recent years. Turkey under Erdogan has close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and his AKP party has repeatedly compared Israel to Nazi Germany. Turkey has also criticized the Abraham Accords for peace between Israel and Arab countries. The Foreign Ministry denied reports that Erdogan had appointed a new ambassador to Israel.

2020-12-28 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive