An Israeli survey conducted in October 2015, 80% of respondents said Israel needs to re-establish its old friendly relations with Turkey for its trade, tourism, and security against Syria and its regional allies.
On December 14, 2015, Jack Moore at Jewish Newsweek magazine quoted Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying “relations with Israel could be healed with the lifting of Gaza Blockade.”
On December 18, 2015, Shoshana Bryen at the New York-based Gatestone Institute, an Israeli advocacy group said: “When all else fails, Erdogan calls Israel.” Bryen claims that boycotting Israel, Erdogan has bankrupted Turkey economically. He also asserts that after shunned by Syria, Egypt, Iran, and Russia – Erdogan finds Israel being the only trustworthy regional ally.
On December 20, Ömer Çelik, a spokesperson for the ruling AKP party confirmed that high government officials from Turkey and Israel are holding secret talks in Switzerland to hammer out differences between the two governments in order to re-establish brotherly relations.
“Certainly the Israeli state and the Israeli people are friends of Turkey. Our criticism so far has been directed at the Israeli government’s extreme behaviors and at its behaviors which we don’t consider legitimate. In this context, the Mavi Marmara attack marked a turning point,” Çelik said.
The truth is, Turkish economy is thriving. Growth averaged for 2014 was around 3.5% and it weathered the global financial downturn much better than most EU nations. Its public finances are the envy of southern Europe. Per-capital income has increased six-fold and the average Turk is now better off than most of westerners.
In spite of Erdogan’s some anti-Israel rhetoric, he never left the US-Israel-NATO ‘Axis of Evil’. He joined Israel’s proxy war against Qaddafi and Assad (here, here) even though he realized his actions were against Turkey’s Muslim allies and treason in the eyes of his faith. While he downgraded diplomatic relations with the Zionist entity – the trade and military co-operation between Ankara and Tel Aviv increased two-fold during that period. However, Ankara has failed to achieve its desire to join European Union due to anti-Muslim racism among its major members, France, Germany, UK, and Italy.
May be in his self-ego Erdogan refuses to realize that his actions are serving the interests of anti-Muslim Judeo-Christian Western colonialists – a great majority of which are controlled by Zionist Jews and Christians.
May be Erdogan’s political mentor, former prime minister professor Necmitten Erbakan, an anti-Israel politician, was correct in calling Erdogan, a closet Zionist.
On June 15, 2015, American Jewish academic and former UNHRC envoy for the Occupied Palestine, Dr. Richard Falk wrote: Iran is not evil, and Turkey was never in danger of becoming an evil. Personally, I agree with the first part of his statement but have some doubts over the second part.