The Erdogan-Herzog call and speculation about improved ties between Israel and Turkey


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Turkey’s President Erdogan called Israel's new president, Isaac Herzog, on Monday to congratulate him on taking office. The call came amid strained relations between the two countries who expelled their ambassadors in 2018 after a bitter falling-out. Both sides emphasized the importance of Israeli-Turkish ties, but said the other must move first for any rapprochement. Dr. Michael Koplow joins The Greek Current to discuss the call that took place this week and his latest piece, where he makes the case that Israel’s interests have shifted away from Turkey, while Ankara is more interested in the optics of better ties with Israel than in the ties themselves.

Dr. Michael Koplow is the Israel Policy Forum’s Policy Director, based in Washington, DC.

Read Dr. Michael Koplow’s latest piece: Israel's Turkey Baloney

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