Clash of interest over northern Iraq drives Turkish-Israeli alliance to a crossroads

  title={Clash of interest over northern Iraq drives Turkish-Israeli alliance to a crossroads},
  author={M. Kibaroğlu},
  journal={Middle East Journal},
Turkey and Israel enjoyed an almost perfect relationship throughout the 1990s that amazed their friends, yet bothered their rivals. The US war in Iraq revealed, however, that the two longstanding allies did indeed have contradictory objectives and concerns with respect to the future restructuring of Iraq. While Turkey fears the emergence of an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq, the same possibility seems favorable for Israel from its security standpoint, vis-a-vis threats posed by… Expand
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