Turkey Suspends Defense Trade With Israel

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Tuesday that his country was suspending defense trade with Israel and that Turkish naval vessels would be seen in the Eastern Mediterranean more often, as Ankara ratcheted up pressure in a rising dispute with its former ally.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara after giving a speech at the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Erdogan repeated plans announced Friday to downgrade diplomatic relations with the Jewish state and suspend military agreements, specifying that the suspension would include trade in defense goods.

“Trade relations, military relations, defense industry—these we will suspend.” He said

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  • 5thDrawer

    Turkey shooting itself in the foot? Over A tempest in a tea-pot?
       Was that ship they are supposedly so ‘upset’ about actually sent by the Turkish government? And if so, can we then say that they planted some idiots on-board with weapons for a ‘peaceful’ demonstration against the blockade? Did they think a few militants would defeat the inspectors? And if so, then why did they stop the next bunch of ‘useful idiots’ from sailing?
      Or perhaps they simply wanted to kill off a few of their own thugs, send them with the ‘peacenicks’, and then use the believable results to attempt to make a point about blockades. Do we really think that anyone could sail a ship into one of Turkey’s ports without inspections?? The Israelis only do a ‘stop’ a little furthur out to sea – and have allowed ships to dock afterward, although not specifically on a Gaza beach. And real ‘donations’ have been allowed to move to Gaza – as long as they fit the guidelines. (Yah … I know some unallowed items are weird … but there it is.)
      Personally, I think Turkey is trying to make points somewhere because they need to now take care of several thousand refugees from Syria, and shifting the blame for that to Israel can’t be done. Look for an appeal to ‘the world’ for rising refugee costs too … since they have trouble marketing their weapons to Gaza.
      But all this because there’s no great apology coming their way? Sure … we believe that one …

  • Anonymous

    Turkey shooting itself in the foot? Over A tempest in a tea-pot?
       Was that ship they are supposedly so ‘upset’ about actually sent by the Turkish government? And if so, can we then say that they planted some idiots on-board with weapons for a ‘peaceful’ demonstration against the blockade? Did they think a few militants would defeat the inspectors? And if so, then why did they stop the next bunch of ‘useful idiots’ from sailing?
      Or perhaps they simply wanted to kill off a few of their own thugs, send them with the ‘peacenicks’, and then use the believable results to attempt to make a point about blockades. Do we really think that anyone could sail a ship into one of Turkey’s ports without inspections?? The Israelis only do a ‘stop’ a little furthur out to sea – and have allowed ships to dock afterward, although not specifically on a Gaza beach. And real ‘donations’ have been allowed to move to Gaza – as long as they fit the guidelines. (Yah … I know some unallowed items are weird … but there it is.)
      Personally, I think Turkey is trying to make points somewhere because they need to now take care of several thousand refugees from Syria, and shifting the blame for that to Israel can’t be done. Look for an appeal to ‘the world’ for rising refugee costs too … since they have trouble marketing their weapons to Gaza.
      But all this because there’s no great apology coming their way? Sure … we believe that one …

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    I don’t want relations with Turkey.

    • 5thDrawer

      Think of all the navy tourists … hmmm … maybe Liban will get them.
      Are you ready girls??  😉

      • 2160John

        What are you trying to say?? That Lebanese girls will be sluts to the Turkish navy??

        Just to let you know Israeli girls are the biggest sluts in the world and they like Arabs more than anything.

        Second, Lebanese woman have more balls than soldiers in the IDF. Even they wouldn’t stop and cry in the middle of a battlefield rather than fight.

        • 5thDrawer

          Stick it in your ear, 2160 …. Ask some of the girls about Lebanese police …( seems cops are mostly Muslim )… but indeed I DO know one girl who fought and protected her viginity against 3 cops … only cost her 4 weeks in hospital – for which friends collected money because the ‘state’ doesn’t help. And yes that’s Liban, where no-one talks because of fear!!!
            Why would you think the Turk Navy would be any different? You seem to think if a woman isn’t covered in black from head to toe she must be a slut … and fair game, right?  So, go try an Isreali woman … I think you’d find she can be just as tough – even in a bikini. But remember they carry guns too – you could lose that big dick you like to brag about.

  • I don’t want relations with Turkey.

    • Anonymous

      Think of all the navy tourists … hmmm … maybe Liban will get them.
      Are you ready girls??  😉

      • Anonymous

        What are you trying to say?? That Lebanese girls will be sluts to the Turkish navy??

        Just to let you know Israeli girls are the biggest sluts in the world and they like Arabs more than anything.

        Second, Lebanese woman have more balls than soldiers in the IDF. Even they wouldn’t stop and cry in the middle of a battlefield rather than fight.

        • Anonymous

          Stick it in your ear, 2160 …. Ask some of the girls about Lebanese police …( seems cops are mostly Muslim )… but indeed I DO know one girl who fought and protected her viginity against 3 cops … only cost her 4 weeks in hospital – for which friends collected money because the ‘state’ doesn’t help. And yes that’s Liban, where no-one talks because of fear!!!
            Why would you think the Turk Navy would be any different? You seem to think if a woman isn’t covered in black from head to toe she must be a slut … and fair game, right?  So, go try an Isreali woman … I think you’d find she can be just as tough – even in a bikini. But remember they carry guns too – you could lose that big dick you like to brag about.

    • Anonymous

      Think of all the navy tourists … hmmm … maybe Liban will get them.
      Are you ready girls??  😉