Turkey drifts away from Israel, towards Iran - Seth Frantzman
Last Friday, another country in the Persian Gulf announced that it would establish diplomatic relations with Israel, Bahrain. Supported by United States President Donald Trump and coming only a month after the United Arab Emirates announced the same, the three countries are set to meet in Washington D.C to sign declarations of normalization.
The day Bahrain announced its intentions was not over before Turkey expressed its disagreement with the decision just as it had with the Emirates’.
Seth J. Frantzman, the Executive Director at the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA), believes that Turkey’s role in Arab states’ decision to align with Israel is overlooked. Frantzman discusses the region, Erdogan and latests from the region with Ahval's Nicholas Morgan.