The downfall of Turkish-Israeli relations: a cold peace between former strategic allies

Uzer U.

ISRAEL AFFAIRS, vol.26, no.5, pp.687-697, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13537121.2020.1806563
  • Journal Name: ISRAEL AFFAIRS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Index Islamicus, Jewish Studies Source, Political Science Complete, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.687-697
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The entire edifice of the strategic Turkish-Israeli alliance of the 1990s collapsed during the last ten years, with relations between the former partners characterised by antagonism and total lack of trust that make a genuine reconciliation rather inconceivable despite the existence of weighty common military and economic interests. This article examines the origins of the bilateral relations, the main causes of its decline, and the prospects for a future thaw.