Turkey halts all trade with Israel over war

Turkey halts all trade with Israel over war

Middle East Eye reports:

Turkey suspended all trade with Israel effective immediately over the humanitarian crisis it has caused in Gaza, the Turkish trade ministry announced on Thursday.

“Export and import transactions related to Israel have been stopped, covering all products,” the ministry said.

“Turkey will strictly and decisively implement these new measures until the Israeli Government allows an uninterrupted and sufficient flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.”

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz criticised the move on the social media platform X, saying that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was behaving like “a dictator”.

Katz accused Erdogan of breaking bilateral agreements between the two countries and said the country would work to create trade alternatives with other countries. [Continue reading…]

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