Rival American Allies: Turkey and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean

Ulusoy K., Boms N.

Estudos Internacionals, vol.8, no.4, pp.151-165, 2020 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5752/p.2317-773x.2020v8.n4.p151
  • Journal Name: Estudos Internacionals
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-165
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The contemporary dynamics between Israel and Turkey have been confronta- tional at recent times though this doesn’t seem to affect the relations in other areas as the trade balance advancing towards the $8 million shows. This article focuses on the relations between Israel and Turkey within the context of the East Mediterranean geopolitics. Reviewing its shift from a quasi-alliance to a stiff geopolitical rivalry in the region, the article explores scenarios for near future.