Turkey’s Shadow War25 December 2022
Turkey’s arrest this week of a 16-year-old for publicly criticizing President Tayyip Recep Erdogan and the recent detention of Turkish journalists are the latest proofs that the Middle East’s only Muslim democracy is in crisis. Jerusalem Post’s Senior Editor Seth Frantzman, back in Israel from a fact finding trip in Turkey, assesses that the people of Turkey have a secular, pro-democratic soul while Turkey's President and Prime Minister is embracing Hamas and other radical Muslim groups. Is the government’s hatred of Israel motivated by anti-Semitism? And why is Turkish-Israeli trade, tourism and military cooperation still strong?