Turkey Imposes Trade Restrictions On Israel – Ministry

Turkey will impose trade restrictions on Israel starting Tuesday on a range of products including cement, steel and iron construction materials in response to Israel’s war on Gaza, the trade ministry said in a statement.

“This decision will remain in place until Israel declares a ceasefire immediately and allows adequate and uninterrupted flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza,” the ministry announced on social media.

The new measures come a day after Turkey said Israel had blocked its attempt to airdrop aid to Gaza.

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Monday vowed reprisals against Israel, saying they would be implemented “step by step” and “without delay”.

Turkey has been one of the harshest critics of Israel’s war on Gaza, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan branding Isrel a “terrorist state”.

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