Turkey's Political Shift

Israel, which is completely isolated in the region, is very unhappy about the fact that Turkey is rising as a power which is establishing very productive and extensive contacts in the region.  Israel was very happy when both of them were completely isolated in the region: Turkey was in the pocket of the West, and Israel could do, with the United States, whatever it wanted. . . .  It is this rise of Turkey as a major regional power -- and it's the only military power in the region which is stronger than Israel -- that is making Israel nervous. . . . 

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