As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates, Turkey is witnessing a troubling increase in antisemitic sentiment, exacerbated mainly by media coverage and political discourse. The Jewish community in Turkey has raised concerns about rising antisemitism amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group . Karel Valansi, a columnist for the Turkish Jewish newspaper Salom and the T24 news website, told DW that Jews are increasingly being associated with Israeli policies. "What we see from the rhetoric of politicians, the press and social media is this: In the perception, Jews are completely removed from the position of citizens of the Republic of Turkey and turned into ambassadors and extensions of the state of Israel, and the anger against this state is directed toward Turkish Jews," Valansi said. The governments of Turkey and Israel had been reconciling before the fighting began According to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, "