The Complexity of the Israeli-Turkish Relationship

Turkey’s dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly supports Hamas, has called for international sanctions against Israel and has denounced Arab normalization with Israel. Yet, Turkey itself has official diplomatic relations with Israel and fully normalized economic ties with Israel with a large and rapidly growing trade relationship. Even the boots of the soldiers of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) are made in Turkey. Turkey has notably taken no steps to impose Turkish sanctions on Israel. 

The question should be asked why this is so? This certainly seems paradoxical. The explanation apparently is the significant influence of the Dönmeh-led Derin Devlet (Turkish for ‘Deep State’). This raises the question of whether the Tevel (the Mossad diplomatic service) and the Derin Devlet have a direct relationship bypassing Turkish diplomats and this seems likely. If they have not, they should have such a direct relationship. It is essential to rebuild the relationship between the Jewish people and the unfairly ostracized Dönmeh community, for hundreds of years innocently accused of “converting to Islam” when what in fact happened was initiation into the Bektashi order, a bona fide denomination of Median Judaism. It is urgent that the Dönmeh community formally be granted the right to immigrate to Israel and that Dönmeh conversions be recognized at least for purposes of immigration to Israel. Even if the Israeli government does not want to officially announce this change should this nevertheless be implemented as this is the equal right of the Dönmeh Jews under Israel’s Law of Return. 

Is there intelligence cooperation between the Mossad and the Derin Devlet? If there is not there certainly should be despite the Derin Devlet apparently being mainly a domestic entity. Israel should take every measure to restore Dönmeh rule over Turkey and should in every way endeavor to strengthen the Derin Devlet in its momentous struggle with the Crypto-Islamist AKP. Turkey is a very strategic country for Israel and it is vital that Israel does everything in its power to enhance Dönmeh power over the country, enables the Derin Devlet to enable Turkey’s large Median Jewish minority (Alawites, Alevis, Alians, Bektashis, Dönmeh and Yezidis) to emigrate to Israel and ultimately enables the Derin Devlet to unseat the Islamists and restore secular governance to Turkey. 

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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