Despite talk of reconciliation, Turkish state media is anti-Israel - analysis

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Despite talk of reconciliation, Turkish state media is anti-Israel - analysis
To understand Turkish media’s agenda against Israel is to understand that Ankara’s ruling party merely puts out feelers regarding “reconciliation” in Israeli media.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: APRIL 19, 2022

Turkey’s ruling AK Party has put out claims over the last two years that it wants reconciliation with Israel. This appeared to culminate in a visit there by President Isaac Herzog last month. However, Turkey’s state-controlled, pro-government media continues to incite against Israel. This incitement is not merely reporting about the “conflict,” but goes deeper, seeking to inflame tensions by claiming Israeli Jews “stormed” al-Aqsa mosque. The word “storming” has been prepackaged by pro-Palestinian nationalist propaganda for decades, a key word used solely by anti-Israel commentators.

To understand the Turkish media’s agenda against Israel is to understand that Ankara’s ruling party merely puts out feelers regarding “reconciliation” in Israeli media. It uses these claims to push its lobbyists in Washington to try to gain access for Turkey via claims that Ankara is now working with Jerusalem. Ankara’s goal in this equation is to have better relations with the White House. Turkey enjoyed close relations with the Trump administration, and its ruling party had a rubber stamp to push for invasions of Syria and attacks on Kurds in Iraq and Syria. In addition, Turkey encouraged Azerbaijan to attack Armenia. Meanwhile, Turkey is also buying Russia’s mobile, surface-to-air S-400 missile system. Turkey has remained close to both Russia and Ukraine during the current war.

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