IM Issue 51 – October 2011

Turkey Suspends Trade, Defense Ties with Israel Warns Navy Will Defend New Gaza Flotilla

Turkey says it is “totally suspending” all trade and military ties with Israel as relations between the two countries continue to worsen. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the freeze, a day after Turkey ordered all senior Israeli diplomats to leave the country. Erdogan also said he may visit the Gaza Strip, but would finalize plans after speaking to Egyptian officials.

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