Turkey Restricts Exports to Israel Over Gaza Genocide

The only reason Erdogan would actually take this step is that the people of Turkey are demanding it.

His party just lost an election, and a big part of that (the biggest) is a response to his total inaction on the Palestine issue.

More and more, the populations of Islamic countries are putting pressure on their leaders to do something.


Turkey restricted exports of a wide range of products to Israel on Tuesday until a ceasefire is declared in Gaza, in Ankara’s first significant measure against Israel after six months of war.


Israel said it would respond to the measures, which include curbs on exports of steel, fertilizer and jet fuel, with its own restrictions on products from Turkey.

Turkey has denounced Israel for its campaign on Gaza, which was launched following Palestinian militant group Hamas’ Oct. 7 rampage. Ankara has called for an immediate ceasefire, supported steps to try Israel for genocide, and sent thousands of tons of aid for Gazans.

However, Ankara also maintained commercial ties with Israel despite its strong rhetoric, prompting a domestic backlash. The trade restrictions, which come into force on Tuesday, follow Israel’s rejection of a Turkish request to take part in an aid air-drop operation into Gaza.

The Trade Ministry said the measures would apply to the export of products from 54 different categories, including iron, marble, steel, cement, aluminium, brick, fertilizer, construction equipment and products, aviation fuel, and more.

This decision will remain in place until Israel, under its obligations emanating from international law, urgently declares a ceasefire in Gaza and allows the unhindered flow of sufficient humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip,” it said.

In recent weeks, Erdogan has faced growing criticism over his government’s continuing commercial ties to Israel, prompting some anti-government protests and denting popular support.

It’s going to happen to every leader in the Islamic world who refuses to stand up to Israel.

The masses of young men in these countries want to be sent to war, but none of their leaders want a war. It’s going to create civil unrest, the longer this Jewish murder campaign continues. Eventually, these leaders are going to be overthrown and replaced with people who want open war with the Jews.