Tag Archives: Israel

What to Make of Turkey’s Thinking about Missile Defense: The Interoperability Issue (Again)

According to a recent Reuters report, “Turkey has accepted assurances a planned NATO missile defense system in which it is playing a part is not designed to protect Israel as well.” The report quotes NATO alliance deputy secretary-general, Alexander Vershbow, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Erdogan’s Visit to Gaza: A Perspective from Jerusalem

As part of a larger effort to expand the views on Turkey Wonk, I am handing the creative reigns over to Gabriel Mitchell – an Israel Research Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem – for his thoughts on Turkish Prime … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Reaction to the Israel Strike: Musings and Predictions

Semih Idiz – a Turkish columnist for Hurriyet Daily News and Taraf – wrote for Al-Monitor that Turkey is running out of diplomatic options in Syria. According to Idiz’s excellent article: As the Syrian crisis rolls on with no apparent … Continue reading

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Leave Iran and Israel out of Turkey’s Patriot Request

Al Monitor translated an article by Fatih Altayli about the future deployment of Patriot interceptors in Turkey. The article, while filled with factual inaccuracies, is actually a decent representation of the debates taking place in Turkey about Patriot. While I would … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Missiles

There continues to be a considerable amount of confusion about Turkish air defenses, its ongoing efforts to build a cruise missile, and its stocks of foreign supplied missiles.  As part of the current government’s plan to improve the country’s domestic … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Role in Bringing about a Region Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Apologies for neglecting the blog for the past couple of days, I have been at a conference discussing ways to help expedite the discussions for a zone banning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Efforts to bring this … Continue reading

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Turkish Domestic Politics and the Handling of the Gaza Crisis

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – a London based think tank – asked me to write about Turkey’s handling of the latest conflict in Gaza. Below is an excerpt from the piece. If interested in reading the full article, … Continue reading

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How Susan Rice and Anderson Cooper Complicate Turkey’s Syria Policy

Turkey, despite its rush to express solidarity with the Palestinian leadership in Gaza, could not have been happy with the timing of the latest Israeli-Hamas conflict. While Turkey has used the conflict to ramp up its anti-Israel rhetoric, I would … Continue reading

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Turkey Rejects Black Boxing: The Altay, Patriot, and the NSG

The AKP is very proud of its efforts to jump start Turkey’s local defense industry. According to the AKP’s 2023 Political Vision: One of the requirements of our vision to become a regional leader and global player is to make … Continue reading

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Turkey Wants Missile Defenses and the Accompanying Design Info

I have started blogging on a bi-monthly basis for the excellent Nukes of Hazard Blog (A Project of the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation) This article was originally published here and I am reposting it on Turkey Wonk. Bordered … Continue reading

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