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Enemy? Trade is booming between Israel and Turkey

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Submitted by Can Oz (United States), Feb 19, 2013 at 18:31

Follow the money, not the rhetoric. If Turkey really is an enemy of Israel under "Erdoğan & Co", why are their trade relations still in the billions of dollars? Dr. Pipes must be aware of this fact.

It seems American pro-Israel interest groups are more hostile to Turkey than Israel itself.

Why?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, trade between Turkey & Israel has increased, even as political relations have worsened.

I don't know which American pro-Israel interest groups you are thinking of but AIPAC for one has been quiet on the topic of Turkey.

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We dare you to [95 words]Nazim CairoMar 1, 2013 17:57203953
ı agree [109 words]havasMar 2, 2013 01:47203953
1Turkish chest Beating [44 words]Robert WFeb 24, 2013 15:28203826
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1Enemy? Trade is booming between Israel and Turkey [52 words]
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Can OzFeb 19, 2013 18:31203659
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3When will they ever learn...WILL they ever learn? [112 words]NuritGFeb 19, 2013 16:48203658
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3Very enlightening and disappointing article i could say. [290 words]
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3A bit misleading again [526 words]AlexandrosFeb 19, 2013 21:07203641
11Israeli-Turkish relationships VS Israeli alliance with Greece , Romania , Bulgaria and Cyprus!!! [173 words]Gregoris GregoriouFeb 19, 2013 02:45203634
2factional differences in Israel partly explain the stupidity [313 words]EliyahuFeb 20, 2013 08:48203634
8The explanation is America's secret agenda, not Israel . [559 words]IanusFeb 20, 2013 16:13203634
Turkey has always been the most brutal murdering country of all time! [14 words]BobMar 18, 2013 13:46203634
2Turkish AWACS. [120 words]Steven LFeb 19, 2013 00:54203631
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a death wish? [37 words]RitaFeb 18, 2013 23:04203626

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