Bibliography on Turkish-Israel Relations

Aras, Bulent. “The Place of the Palestinian Israeli Peace Process in Turkish Foreign Policy,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Winter 1997

Barkey, Henri. Reluctant Neighbour: Turkey’s Role in the Middle East. US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC (1996)

Bruce, James. “Israel and Turkey – The Mideast’s Odd Couple Find Common Ground,” DefenseWeb (September, 1996) 

________.”Alliance with Turkey inflames old foes”, Jane’s Defence Weekly, vol. 25, no. 25, p. 56, 19 June 1996.

Cevik, Ilnur. Interview of Uri Bar-Ner, Israeli Ambassador to Turkey, Turkish Daily News, 15 June 1998.

 Civaoglu, Generi. “Syriens, prenez garde!”, Courrier international no. 295, p. 33, 27 juin 1996, reproduced in French from Milliyet newspaper, Istanbul.

Eisenstadt, Michael. “Policywatch No. 262: Turkish-Israeli Military Cooperation: An Assessment.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 24 July, 1997.

Gresh, Alain. “Turkish-Israeli-Syrian Relations and their Impact on the Middle East.” Middle East Journal 52, no.2 (Spring 1998), 188-203.

Gruen, George. “Dynamic Progress in Turkish-Israeli Relations.” Israel Affairs 1, no.4.

Jaafar, Kassem Mohamed. “L’accord israelo-turc prend la Syrie α revers”, Courrier International no. 289, p. 24, 15 May 1996, reproduced in French from AlWasat newspaper, London.

Jane’s Defence Weekly, 10/3/99: “The Phantom Alliance”

Jane’s Defence Weekly, 9/9/98: “Israel and Turkey Plan First Joint Air Exercises”

Jane’s Defence Weekly, 14/5/97: “USA Teams with Turkey, Israel on Naval Exercises”

Jane’s Defence Weekly, 19/6/96: “Alliance With Turkey Inflames Old Foes”

Jane’s Defence Weekly, 16/9/95: “Turkey and Israel agree F-4 Upgrade Deal”

Jane’s Defence Weekly, 12/2/94: “Unlikely Partners Making Progress”

Jogo, Marie. “Une affaire au coeur du triangle Ankara-Washington-Jerusalem”,

Le Monde, 18 February 1999 (in French)

Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Joseph and Cagri Erdem. “Turkey: Benefiting from David’s Army: Turkish-Israeli Defense Cooperation.” The International Relations Journal (Winter 1997).

Lochery, Neil. “Israel and Turkey: Deepening Ties and Strategic Implications, 1995-98.” Israel Affairs 5, no.1 (Fall 1998).

Makovsky, Alan. “Policywatch No. 292: Israeli-Turkish Cooperation: Full Steam Ahead.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6 January, 1998.

________. “Israeli-Turkish Relations: A Turkish ‘Periphery Strategy’?” In Reluctant Neighbor: Turkey’s Role in the Middle East, ed. Henri Barkey, 147-170. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 1996.

________. “Policywatch No. 195: Turkish/Israeli Cooperation, the Peace Process, and the Region.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 26 April, 1996.

Mefteler-Bac, Meltem. “Turkey and Israel: an axis of tension and security”,

 Dialogue, vol. 29 (1), March 98, pp. 121-128.

________. “Turkey and Israel: an evolving partnership”, Ariel or Policy Research, Policy Papers n 47, 1998.

Migdalowitz, Carol. “Turkish-Israeli Relations,” for Congressional Research Service; excerpts in CIDC, September 1998.

Muftuler-Bac, Meltem. “Turkey and Israel: A Strategic Realignment in the Middle East?” Paper presented at the 39th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association. Minneapolis, United States: 18-22 March 1998.

Nachmani, Amikam. Israel, Turkey & Greece: Uneasy Relations in the East Mediterranean. Frank Cass, London  (1988)

__________. BESA Security and Policy Studies No. 42: Turkey-Israel Strategic Partnership. Ramat Gan, Israel: The BESA Center for Strategic Studies, April 1999.

__________. “The Remarkable Turkish-Israeli Tie”, Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 5 No. 2 June 1998.
Nomikos, John M. “Israel-Turkey Defense Relations: Will It Last?” Research Institute for European Studies, October 1996.
_________. “Looking Back to See Forward: Israeli-Turkey Defense Relations.” Special  Report, Research Paper No. 39. Research Institute for European Studies, July 1997.

Peterson, Scott. “Mideast Balance of Power Shifts as an “Axis” is Born”, Christian Science Monitor, p. 8, 29 August 1996.

Pipes, Daniel. “The Emerging Turkish-Israeli Entente.” The National Interest (Winter 1997/98).

Robins, Philip. “Turkish Foreign Policy under Erbakan”, Survival, vol.39, No. 2, Summer 1997, pp. 82-100.

Rodan, Steven. “A Growing Alliance,” Jerusalem Post (May 2, 1997).

Rubin, Barry. “Notes on Turkey-Israel Relations.” Discussion paper for MERIA seminar. Middle East Review of International Affairs 7 (July 1997).

Sasley, Brent. “A Structural Reinterpretation of Power in the Middle East: Explanations and Implications of the Evolving Military Relationship Between Turkey and Israel.” M.A. thesis, University of Manitoba, 1998. URL:

Sion, Philippe. “L’accord de cooperation militaire entre la Republique de Turquie et l’Etat d’Israδl, Political Science seminar research paper, April 1997. (in French)

Taylor, Porcher. “Turk-Israel Pact Outflanks Syria”, Defence news, p.23, 2 December 1996.

“Turkey-Israel Defence Agreement”, Strategic Comments, vol. 2, no. 6, July 1996, IISS ed. (one of the best articles)

Yavuz, M. Hakan. “Turkish-Israeli Relations Through the Lens of the Turkish Identity Debate.” Journal of Palestine Studies 27, no.1 (Autumn 1997), 22-37.

“The Birth of a New Middle East Alliance.” Washington Times, 5  January 1998.

Waxman, Dov. “Turkey and Israel: A New Balance of Power in the Middle East.” The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Winter 1999), 25-32.

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