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Turkey will reconsider its economic ties with Israel after the presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24 in accordance with the decision of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to impose trade restrictions against this country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

“I hope that OIC countries will implement the decision on Israel’s trade blockade, Turkey will also reconsider its ties with Israel, especially economic and trade relations… We will take steps in this direction after the upcoming elections,” Erdogan said as quoted by the newspaper Hurriyet.

The Turkish president also noted that the OIC summit, which was held in Istanbul on Friday, had called on the UN to create a peacekeeping force for the protection of Palestinians, similar to those that operated in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He added that the OIC countries also agreed to establish a commission to investigate into “Israel’s crimes in the Gaza Strip.”

“We believe that it will deter them, and it will not be easy for Israel to shoot at the UN forces,” Erdogan said.

Israeli actions in response to Palestinian protests in the wake of the relocation of the US diplomatic mission to Jerusalem have drawn firm condemnation from many states. Ankara, in particular, announced a three-day mourning for those killed in the Gaza Strip during protests.

Amid the verbal tit for tat with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Erdogan called Israel’s actions in the border region a “genocide” and ordered to summon the Turkish ambassadors to the US and Israel for consultations. In addition, the Turkish Foreign Ministry expelled the Israeli Ambassador Eitan Naeh.

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In retaliation, Israel asked the Turkish consul general in Jerusalem, Husnu Gurcan Turkoglu, who was tasked with establishing Ankara’s ties with the Palestinians, to leave the country “for a while.”

Protests in the Gaza Strip, dubbed the Great March of Return, have intensified and turned violent on May 14 amid the official transferring of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A total of 60 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,400 injured during the clashes with Israeli Defense Forces.

Source: Sputnik

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Big words – Erdogan will be in no position to make that threat true.

p.s. Erdogan is about to commit economic suicide anyway. His attitude about the role of the central bank is spooking investors. The Turkish Lira hits one low after the other. Because capital is fleeing the land. But Turkey’s fast development relies of a steady influx of capital and technology. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) suffer from low oil prises, high population growth and lack of modern technology – they cannot bolster his problems.

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And you forget that thanks to Erdolf’s megalomania, the country’s debt has sky-rocketed, that with MIT indicted for terrorism in France, Turkey may end on EU list of terrorism sponsoring states which would mean REALLY effective and devastating sanctions, that his threat to invade Greek islands, if they were applied, would mean a war with the EU, in other terms, cumulate EU forces, then you have the #2 army on Earth, not speaking about the occupation of Western Cyprus. Note also that as things are going, US chamber is very into cancelling the sale of F-35 and there were already… Read more »

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Ahh yes, the presidential elections, no wonder the dictator Erdolf feels so brave now. Talking against Israel, barking at them to get some public support. After that it will be back to usual as it was always between the two.
Turkey should not have had any trade, economic and all other relations with the zionist entity to begin with. All those agreements, including cooperation on military development didn’t just fall out of the sky at night. They were made by the neo-ottoman and zionist fascists, and their wicked cooperation is a few decades old by now!

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A few decades ago, Turkey was still a modern state and there was no far-right dudes in Israeli government as it’s a recent fact that Likud is in coalition with the infamous Jewish-Home. The referendum Erdog held after his self coup was deemed as rigged by UN observers, so for the popular support, mhhhh mhhhh… Turkey needs a new Atatürk to close all religious schools and ban religious political parties, the state has became infected by the Muslim Brotherhood plague. Turks have put themselves in the same mess as Egypt with Morsi, but at a difference : Erdogan did a… Read more »

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