Turkey-EU relations amid EastMed dispute

Long before Recep Tayep Erdogan came to power in Ankara, Turkey tried to join the European Union in its various iterations, but was blocked by the Christian nations of Europe which were concerned by the political power to be given to a Moslem country according to its population, which is the rough equal of EU leaders Germany and France. But with the rise of an assertive Erdogan policy and the emergence of the Eastern Mediterranean as a resource-rich hotspot, the relationship between Turkey and certain member states, namely Greece, the ethnic Greek part of Cyprus, Italy and France grew tense, until late last month Germany and the leaders of European institutions helped de-escalate and start a mediation process.

Guests Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security and a Lecturer at Shalem College, Jerusalem, Antonia Dimou, Director of Middle East and Persian Gulf Unit, Institute for Security and Defense Analyses and Amir Oren.

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: October 9, 2020, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 547
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Estonian, Finnish, Swedish