June 3, 2014

When Turkey Has Problems, Israel Gets Blame

Schanzer & Tahiroglu, National Post

The Associated Press

Under Erdogan, Turkey has quietly become a harbour for terrorism finance and other activity that threatens Israel. Most notably, Turkey allowed Iran to process $12-billion in gas-for-gold transfers, in an effort to circumvent international sanctions designed to prevent Iran from going nuclear. Istanbul Police Department officials also told Turkish media that Turkey’s Finance Ministry was investigating another $118-billion in illegal transactions that benefited Iran. Needless to say, this has undermined Israel’s interests, given Iran’s longstanding antipathy for the Jewish state.

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TAGGED: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Israel, Turkey


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