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Prime Minister Erdoğan’s increasingly harsh criticism of Israel and his vocal support for Hamas are worth examining.Erdoğan’s Davosperformance won him praise among Turkish and Arab public but at the expense of sabotaging Turkish foreign policy in the Middle Eastregion.It remains to be seen whether or not the close ties and long-term relationship betweenTurkey and Israel will survive.But Erdoğan-led Turkey will no longer be seen as the region’s honest broker.

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Özgül Erdemli Mutlu
Özgül Erdemli Mutlu

Özgül Erdemli Mutlu is the Director of Environmental Policies and International Relations at the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA), and has been working in the third sector both professionally and as a volunteer for the past 18 years. 

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