The interview is said to combative at times, especially when Erdoğan is questioned by Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan about the Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla.
Despite the anger in Israel, especially in the defense establishment and intelligence community, the government does not intend to throw away the deal.
It’s a funny definition of democracy, but one that Erdogan and his champions call their own.
Turkey finds itself in conflict with Russia and Iran, at odds with Egypt's Sisi and has lost its standing with NATO and the US.
With almost all ballots counted, the AKP has taken just shy of 50 percent of the votes, comfortably enough to control a majority in the 550-seat parliament.