Turkey

Daesh 'will hit more Israelis' abroad

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 23, 2016

Following the terrorist attack in Istanbul on Saturday, security experts have warned that attempts to murder Israelis abroad by Daesh are a foregone conclusion.

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Turks sympathise but détente long way off

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 23, 2016

Last Thursday evening, 36 hours before the suicide attack in Istanbul, the IDF deputy chief of staff, Major-General Yair Golan, made an unguarded and unplanned remark on the Israeli-Turkish relationship during a conference in Bar Ilan University.

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Istanbul suicide bomber was Daesh terrorist, says Turkish government

By Naomi Firsht, March 20, 2016

A Turkish terrorist working for Daesh was responsible for the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed at least four people, according to Turkey’s interior minister.

Three Israelis were among the dead and 11 among the 36 people injured in the attack on a busy shopping street on Saturday.

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Israeli victims killed in the Istanbul suicide blast have been named

By JC Reporter, March 20, 2016

Israeli victims killed in the Istanbul suicide blast were named on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, a suicide bomber killed four people and wounded 36 others, including 11 Israelis in a busy shopping district in central Istanbul.

Avraham Goldman, 69, was named as the third Israeli victim killed in the deadly blast.

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Three Israelis feared dead in Istanbul suicide bombing

By JC Reporter, March 19, 2016

Three Israelis were believed to be among the five people killed in the suicide bombing in the centre of Istanbul on Saturday morning.

According to Turkish officials, at least 11 Israelis were among the 36 injured in the attack, two of them seriously hurt.

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Can Erdogan bring stability? Unlikely

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 5, 2015

The Turkish electorate went back a second time to the polls on Sunday and voted for stability. After five months of a hung parliament, terror attacks, media repression and renewed warfare with the Kurds, enough voters returned to the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to enable Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a majority government.

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Israel-Turkey talks flicker as flotilla fizzles

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

Relations between Israel and Turkey continue to be overshadowed by the memory of 2010's Mavi Marmara flotilla as the two countries try to edge toward a rapprochement.

Meanwhile this week, Israeli naval commandos once again prevented from more boats from reaching Gaza.

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What the Turkish election means for the Middle East

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 9, 2015

The schadenfreude in the West and in Israel over the electoral blow suffered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday is understandable.

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Turkish shul project is aimed at Muslims

By Nathalie Rothschild, March 5, 2015

The Izmir Project, which aims to preserve Turkey's Sephardic heritage, is boosting efforts to restore Izmir's Jewish quarters and to generate interest in the city's Jewish history, not only among Jews but also tourists and Turkey's Muslim population.

"The final aim is the establishment of a Jewish museum in the city of Izmir, which will at the same time lay the foundation for a respectable dial

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Erdogan, a wannabe sultan

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 14, 2014

Turkish Airlines announced last week that it was cancelling two of its seven daily flights to Ben Gurion Airport.

Despite the fact that commercial ties between the two countries remain strong and Istanbul is an attractive and competitive hub for Israelis, President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's relentless anti-Israel and antisemitic rhetoric has taken its toll.

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