Turkey halts all trade with Israel; Jerusalem denounces ‘dictator’ Erdogan

The Times of Israel reports: “Turkey announced Thursday that it stopped all exports and imports to and from Israel, in a highly impactful move against Jerusalem over the war against Hamas.

Citing Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, a Turkish Trade Ministry statement said ‘export and import transactions in relation to Israel have been stopped, covering all products.’

Turkish officials would coordinate with Palestinian authorities to ensure that Palestinians are not affected by the suspension of imports and exports, the ministry said.

The ministry described the step as the ‘second phase’ of measures against Israel, adding that the steps would remain in force until Israel ‘allows an uninterrupted and sufficient flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.’

Earlier, sources familiar with the matter told the Globes financial daily that Turkish ports were already preventing the export of goods to Haifa and Ashdod ports, while Israeli goods arriving in Turkey were not being unloaded…”

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