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Turkish PM announces additional sanctions on Israel
CNN ^ | September 6, 2011 | Ivan Watson, Yesim Comert and Kevin Flower

Posted on 09/06/2011 11:02:57 AM PDT by americanophile

Istanbul (CNN) -- Turkey's fiery prime minister ratcheted up rapidly-escalating tensions with Israel on Tuesday, comparing Ankara's once-close ally in the Middle East to a "spoiled boy" and announcing additional sanctions would soon be imposed.

"We are completely suspending all of these, trade relations, military relations, related with the defense industry," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to the semi-official Anatolian Agency. "All of these are completely suspended and other measures will follow this process."

Asked to clarify whether this meant Turkey will halt more than $3 billion in bilateral trade, an official in the Turkish prime ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity under government protocol, insisted Erdogan was not referring to trade relations.

"He was referring to the defense industry," the official said. "Nothing more than the measures that have been announced so far."

Last week, Turkey declared it was downgrading relations with Israel, suspending all military agreements between the two countries and giving senior Israeli diplomats less than a week to leave Turkish territory.

"If the current steps are regarded as 'plan B,' there will be a 'plan C,'" Erdogan said on Tuesday in his first public comments on the matter since Ankara imposed sanctions on Israel.

Erdogan's government is incensed that Israel refuses to apologize or pay compensation for eight slain Turks and one Turkish-American. The humanitarian workers and activists were shot dead by Israeli commandos in a botched 2010 raid on an aid convoy that was trying to bust Israel's sea blockade of Gaza.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: arabspring; erdogan; israel; sanctions; turkey

1 posted on 09/06/2011 11:03:03 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile
What a pretext. Reminiscent of Hitler staging Polish cross-border raids. Turkey is being radicalized and there is no going back. The Turkish Army should have taken this guy out long ago. The fact that he persists, the top army brass has resigned and the situation with Israel is deteriorating is very disconcerting.
2 posted on 09/06/2011 11:08:55 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Hmmmmm. Hussein has been totally silent on Turkey and it’s antics. The lack of US condemnation of Turkey is spuring them on. Very dangerous for us to just sit on the sidelines.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 11:10:29 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Nachum

ping


4 posted on 09/06/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Yep. Reading all about this now. They also just made some military agreement with Egypt.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 11:14:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: americanophile

Seems to me Turkey is overdue for a military coup.


6 posted on 09/06/2011 11:17:28 AM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: MeganC

Way overdue.


7 posted on 09/06/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Nachum
Yep. Reading all about this now. They also just made some military agreement with Egypt.

Looks like Turkey is putting the band back together.

8 posted on 09/06/2011 11:18:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blasater1960
"Hmmmmm. Hussein has been totally silent on Turkey and it’s antics. The lack of US condemnation of Turkey is spuring them on. Very dangerous for us to just sit on the sidelines."

I suspect Obama is more than happy that Turkey is becoming Islamist and radicalized. The Turkish military should have overthrown the Muslim government when they could have. It is probably too late now. Israel needs to find a way to cause enough pain to force Endogan to back off.

9 posted on 09/06/2011 11:21:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: americanophile

I sense that this would be a good time to start a visible campaign for Turkey to apologize to and pay restitution to the descendents of victims of the Armenian genocide...


10 posted on 09/06/2011 11:22:25 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

Damn good point.


11 posted on 09/06/2011 11:24:37 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe. I am also reading that Turkey is not suspending all ties and a lot of this is for show.

Have to wait and see.


12 posted on 09/06/2011 11:27:14 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: americanophile

I bet the Turks are virus-checking all their computers.


13 posted on 09/06/2011 11:29:51 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Zeppo

Well, Nancy is no longer speaker and the 4TH ID doesn’t need access through Turkey at this point.


14 posted on 09/06/2011 11:31:21 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: americanophile

Has Erdogan’s Turkey been emboldened by the “arab spring” and/or threatened by Iran?


15 posted on 09/06/2011 11:34:59 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: F15Eagle
Turkey as the House of Togarmah will turn against Israel in the Latter Days, along with Libya and Iran in Ezekiel 38. This happens after Israel is reborn as a nation. It is just a sign of the times and not too surprising.

Not surprising at all. Anyone want to put together a "Nations of Gog/Magog" checklist? I think almost everyone is accounted for already, even Sudan now that they've split. I wonder when Damascus will side with them?

17 posted on 09/06/2011 12:08:41 PM PDT by Avalon Hussar
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To: americanophile

What does turkey have that Israel could possibly need?


18 posted on 09/06/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Turkish Spring.

20 posted on 09/06/2011 4:29:49 PM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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To: americanophile

Very well said.


21 posted on 09/06/2011 5:00:28 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: SJackson

And NO MORE TAFFY or Pistachios!!!

The Turk has ever been a sly, devious and evil personality.

Ask the Maronite Christians and Armenians - the ones left alive.


22 posted on 09/06/2011 6:32:46 PM PDT by ZULU ( Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam)
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