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February 17, 2023 | Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak
About the author: Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak is the Turkey analyst at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is the editor of Turkeyscope: Insights on Turkish Affairs.

On February 14, the Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen visited Ankara and met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Cohen’s primary purpose was to express solidarity with Turkey in the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake and to reassure its government that Israeli humanitarian aid would continue. But the meeting also gave both parties a chance to reaffirm the thaw in their relations that began last year. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the visit’s significance, and its relevance to Turkish dealings with Hamas. (Audio, 5 minutes.)

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