Rival American Allies: Turkey and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean

  • Nir Boms
  • Kivanç Ulusoy
Palavras-chave: Israel, Turkey, East Mediterranean geopolitics


The contemporary dynamics between Israel and Turkey have been confrontational 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.


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Boms, N., & Ulusoy, K. (2021). Rival American Allies: Turkey and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean. Estudos Internacionais: Revista De relações Internacionais Da PUC Minas, 8(4), 151-165. https://doi.org/10.5752/P.2317-773X.2020v8n4p151-165
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