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Import tax rate on Turkish goods to be raised to 100%

The decision by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich come in response to Erdoğan's decision to stop all Turkish exports to Israel, in violation of the free trade agreement between the countries.

Import tax rate on Turkish goods to be raised to 100%

Turkey:

Ban on trade with Israel already affecting Jews in both countries

Israel is seeking alternatives to trade with Turkey, but for Turkish Jews, the trade ban is a 'big, big issue and problem' and may ultimately cause them to leave their home country.

Ban on trade with Israel already affecting Jews in both countries

Erdogan boasts:

'More than 1,000 Hamas members are treated in Turkey'

Turkish President criticizes Greek PM for referring to Hamas as a terrorist organization, says more than 1,000 members of the group are treated in hospitals across Turkey.

'More than 1,000 Hamas members are treated in Turkey'

Erdogan:

'US and Europe not pressuring Israel to agree to ceasefire'

Turkish President claims Hamas agreed to a ceasefire and Netanyahu in response "attacked the innocent people in Rafah".

'US and Europe not pressuring Israel to agree to ceasefire'

Erdogan:

'Sanctions on Israel meant to force ceasefire'

Turkish President says Turkey's move to halt trade with Israel was designed to force the country to a ceasefire in Gaza.

'Sanctions on Israel meant to force ceasefire'

'Aggression against Palestine'

Turkey suspends export and import operations with Israel

Turkey suspends export and import operations with Israel, weeks after restricting certain exports. Foreign Minister Katz: This is how a dictator behaves.

Turkey suspends export and import operations with Israel

Hamas sources: Haniyeh to remain in Turkey for undefined period

Hamas leadership has not deserted Qatar, leader Ismail Haniyeh is in Turkey for 'diplomatic' reasons, sources say.

Hamas sources: Haniyeh to remain in Turkey for undefined period

'Freedom Flotilla' headed for Gaza blocked in Turkey

Organizers say the flotilla was unable to set sail after the West African country of Guinea-Bissau withdrew its flagged vessels.

'Freedom Flotilla' headed for Gaza blocked in Turkey

Turkish attempt to influence war in Gaza thwarted

Turkey offered several Arab countries to devise a plan for deploying joint forces in Gaza on the day after the war, but they refused.

Turkish attempt to influence war in Gaza thwarted

After meeting Haniyeh:

Erdogan urges Palestinian Arabs to unite against Israel

Turkish President says "the strongest response to Israel and the path to victory lie in unity and integrity" after a meeting with Hamas leader.

Erdogan urges Palestinian Arabs to unite against Israel

Erdogan:

'Netanyahu to blame for Iranian attack on Israel'

Turkish President says Netanyahu "and his bloody administration" are the main ones to blame for Iran's first direct attack on Israel.

'Netanyahu to blame for Iranian attack on Israel'

'Israel will be held accountable'

Erdogan offers condolences to Hamas leader

Turkish President calls Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to offer condolences after three of his sons were eliminated in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

Erdogan offers condolences to Hamas leader

Turkey claims:

'Israel denied our request to air drop aid to Gaza'

Turkey’s Foreign Minister vows measures against Israel for denying his country’s request to join air drops of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

'Israel denied our request to air drop aid to Gaza'

Eight alleged Mossad operatives arrested in Türkiye

Turkish authorities have continued their recent crackdown on suspected Israeli espionage, fearing attempted attacks against Hamas officials in their country.

Eight alleged Mossad operatives arrested in Türkiye

Turkey:

29 dead in nightclub fire in Istanbul

A fire that broke out in a famous Istanbul nightclub caused the death of 29 people. Five arrested for negligence.

29 dead in nightclub fire in Istanbul

Turkish local elections

President Erdogan takes heavy losses in major cities

The results so far show that Erdogan's Justice and Development Party has lost a collective 8% when compared to the previous elections which were held in 2019.

President Erdogan takes heavy losses in major cities

After Erdogan threatens Netanyahu:

Turkish deputy ambassador summoned for reprimand

'There is no God who will listen to those who support the atrocities and crimes against humanity committed by your barbaric Hamas friends,' Foreign Min. Israel Katz says.

Turkish deputy ambassador summoned for reprimand

Ben-Gvir refuses Turkish request to visit prisoners

The National Security Minister has refused to approve a request by Turkey to visit its citizens in Israeli prisons. 'First pressure Hamas to allow us to visit the hostages.'

Ben-Gvir refuses Turkish request to visit prisoners

Erdogan:

'Netanyahu and his administration are today’s Nazis'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fires back after Turkish President again lashes out at Israel: Erdogan supports the mass murderers and rapists of Hamas.

'Netanyahu and his administration are today’s Nazis'

Erdogan:

'The next election will be my last'

Turkish President says local elections scheduled for March 31 would be his last vote.

'The next election will be my last'

Abbas calls for international peace conference

PA chairman meets Turkish President, discusses with him the international efforts to stop the "Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip".

Abbas calls for international peace conference

Seven suspected Mossad agents arrested in Turkey

The arrest joins a series of operations Turkey has undertaken against Israeli intelligence operatives.

Seven suspected Mossad agents arrested in Turkey

FM Katz fires back

Erdogan accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

Foreign Minister Israel Katz responds after Turkish President accused Israel of genocide: "We are fighting against your partners from Hamas. You should be silent and be ashamed!”

Erdogan accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

Geert Wilders:

'Expel Turkey from NATO over support for terrorism'

Dutch politician who won November parliamentary elections says Turkish govt. should be kicked out of NATO alliance for supporting Hamas, providing financial haven for terrorist financing.

'Expel Turkey from NATO over support for terrorism'

Israeli Arab arrested for meeting Hamas number 2

Resident of Bedouin town of Hura in the south charged with meeting Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri in Turkey, facilitating transfer of tens of thousands of shekels to Hamas in Gaza.

Israeli Arab arrested for meeting Hamas number 2

Man indicted for transferring money to Hamas charity

The suspect allegedly sent sums of money to a charity in Turkey that the ISA has determined is owned by Hamas, and which has helped support terrorism against Israel.

Man indicted for transferring money to Hamas charity

Nine hours later:

Hostages held at Turkish plant freed

Turkish police free a group of hostages taken by a gunman at a plant near Istanbul owned by US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.

Hostages held at Turkish plant freed

'Because of the war in Gaza'

Man takes hostages in P&G plant in Turkey

In a photo from the scene, the hostage taker is seen on the backdrop of a wall spray-painted with Turkish and PLO flags.

Man takes hostages in P&G plant in Turkey

US sanctions Iranian, Hezbollah financial network

US sanctions three entities and one individual based in Turkey and Lebanon for giving "critical financial support" to financial network used by Quds Force and Hezbollah.

US sanctions Iranian, Hezbollah financial network

Hint to Turkey:

Israel strengthening ties with Cyprus

Israel announced that the submarine electric cable project to directly connect to Cyprus and Europe will be launched this year.

Israel strengthening ties with Cyprus

Turkey:

Gunmen open fire in church leaving one dead

Authorities are investigating two masked assailants who entered a church in Istanbul and opened fire on congregants, killing one and wounding others.

Gunmen open fire in church leaving one dead

Turkey imposes economic sanctions on Israel

Turkey has decided to remove Israel from its list of export destination countries and will totally stop subsidizing trade and supporting businesses that maintain financial cooperation with Israel.

Turkey imposes economic sanctions on Israel

Rabbi David Stav:

Buy Israeli fruit - don't support our enemies

In advance of Tu B’Shvat, leading Religious Zionist rabbi advises against purchase of Turkish produce.

Buy Israeli fruit - don't support our enemies

Soccer player back in Israel after arrest in Turkey

Turkish govt. launched probe against Israeli player Sagiv Yehezkel after he dedicated a goal to the hostages held by Hamas. Turkish team suspended him.

Soccer player back in Israel after arrest in Turkey

Bennett:

'Shame on you, Turkish government'

Former Prime Minister rips Turkey's government following the arrest and questioning of Israeli soccer player who expressed support for hostages held in Gaza.

'Shame on you, Turkish government'

After supporting hostages:

Israeli soccer player questioned in Turkey

Turkish Justice Minister claims Antalyaspor's Sagiv Yehezkel, who dedicated a goal to the hostages held in Gaza, "supported the massacre carried out by Israel".

Israeli soccer player questioned in Turkey

Turkey arrests 33 suspected Israeli agents

Local authorities claim that as many as 46 individuals were part of an Israeli operation to capture Palestinian Arabs in Turkey.

Turkey arrests 33 suspected Israeli agents

Turkey arrests ISIS members who plotted to attack synagogues

Turkish authorities detain 29 suspected ISIS members who planned to attack churches and synagogues in Istanbul.

Turkey arrests ISIS members who plotted to attack synagogues

Turkey:

TV anchor fired for displaying 'pro-Israel' Starbucks cup

TV news anchor in Turkey fired for appearing on camera with a Starbucks cup on her desk.

TV anchor fired for displaying 'pro-Israel' Starbucks cup

Turkish no longer:

Popular Israeli coffee product gets a new look

In light of Turkey's support of Hamas, Strauss Group has decided to replace the name of its 'Turkish Coffee' with patriotic slogans.

Popular Israeli coffee product gets a new look

The evil Turkey-Hamas alliance remains strong

The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aids and abets Hamas’s unspeakable crimes in every conceivable way. Op-ed.

The evil Turkey-Hamas alliance remains strong

Turkey condemns Israeli 'provocations' in Jenin

Turkish Foreign Ministry 'strongly condemns' prayers in mosque, calls it an 'attack' on Muslim holy space.

Turkey condemns Israeli 'provocations' in Jenin

Turkey:

Member of Parliament who attacked Israel is pronounced dead

Member of Parliament Hasan Bitmez who earlier this week attacked Israel and immediately collapsed on the plenary podium, pronounced dead

Member of Parliament who attacked Israel is pronounced dead

Turkish MP collapses after speech against Israel

Other parliamentarians who witnessed the collapse cried out that it was Divine judgment for criticizing the Turkish government.

Turkish MP collapses after speech against Israel

Report:

US pressuring Turkey to end support for Hamas, Russia

Wall Street Journal reports Biden Admin. warning Turkish officials Turkey's financial support for Hamas and Russia will have consequences.

US pressuring Turkey to end support for Hamas, Russia

Turkish terror organization observed operating in Jerusalem

Turkish terrorist organization IHH has been observed operating in Jerusalem, report says.

Turkish terror organization observed operating in Jerusalem

Lapid:

'We won't take morality lessons from Erdogan'

Opposition leader responds to Turkish President's calling Israel a "terrorist state."

'We won't take morality lessons from Erdogan'

Turkey announces it will recall ambassador from Israel

'Turkish President has sided with Hamas,' Israel's Foreign Ministry says.

Turkey announces it will recall ambassador from Israel

Turkey's Pres. Erdogan cancels visit to Israel

Turkey's Pres. Erdogan says Hamas 'not a terror organization,' cancels visit to Israel.

Turkey's Pres. Erdogan cancels visit to Israel

Report: Turkey under pressure to cut ties with Hamas

Turkey 'politely' requests Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh leave the country, report says.

Report: Turkey under pressure to cut ties with Hamas

National Security Council:

All Israelis in Turkey must leave now due to terror threat

Travel warning to Turkey raised to the highest possible level.

All Israelis in Turkey must leave now due to terror threat

Turkish minister to Netanyahu: One day they'll fire at you, too

PM Netanyahu shares tweet of IDF strikes in Gaza - and receives warning from Turkish Minister Nazif Yilmaz.

Turkish minister to Netanyahu: One day they'll fire at you, too

Following Ankara attack:

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes strike 20 suspected Kurdish targets in northern Iraq.

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Bombing attack at Turkey's Interior Ministry

Two assailants arrived at the scene in a commercial vehicle. One died detonating the bomb; the other was neutralized shortly afterwards.

Bombing attack at Turkey's Interior Ministry

Erdogan:

'Netanyahu could visit Turkey in October or November'

Turkish President says preparations are underway for Netanyahu's visit to Turkey.

'Netanyahu could visit Turkey in October or November'

FM Cohen meets Turkish counterpart

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen meets Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan in New York: The warming of relations is important for regional stability.

FM Cohen meets Turkish counterpart

Erdogan: I intend to visit Israel soon

Turkish President meets Jewish leaders in New York, says he is very excited about his country's normalization with Israel.

Erdogan: I intend to visit Israel soon

Netanyahu meets Erdogan:

'Our ties are improving'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Turkish President at UN General Assembly. PM's office: They discussed Israeli-Saudi normalization.

'Our ties are improving'

Israeli seriously injured in boat explosion in Turkey

Israeli citizen seriously injured when fuel tank of a motorized boat explodes during a sail in Dalyan River.

Israeli seriously injured in boat explosion in Turkey

Seven Israelis injured in accident in Turkey

The accident occurred when a vehicle carrying tourists and a vehicle of a family collided in Antalya province.

Seven Israelis injured in accident in Turkey