Israel-Turkey relations amid renewed dialogue

Soon after the current Israeli government entered office, more than five months ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to change course in the relations between Ankara and Jerusalem. He signaled it by calling Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog, who has no policy-making role, and at the same time cautiously checking whether key decisionmakers would be receptive to warming frozen political ties. That move did not seem to bear fruit, but when a couple of Israeli tourists were arrested on a mistaken suspicion of espionage, the scene was set for a gesture - reconnecting Turkey and Israel on the highest level. What are the probable implications of this event, which started innocently enough and was then turned into a new chapter in the turbulent history of Erdogan’s strategy vis-a-vis Israel?

Guests Mr. Yusuf Erim, TRT World - Editor at large, Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak: Research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security as well as Amir Oren, TV7 Editor at large and host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play. Host Jonathan Hessen.

Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.

The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.

  • First broadcast: November 30, 2021, TV7 World
  • Episode number: 651
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish