Gov't says not to allow any troubles on Turkish goods in Israel

Yilmazlar, one of the leading construction firms in Israel, said that Tel Aviv enforcement court ordered injunction on its $10 million receivables from four companies.

Gov't says not to allow any troubles on Turkish goods in Israel

Turkish foreign trade minister said Wednesday that Turkish government would not allow boycott on Turkish goods in Israel, adding that Turkey would react harshly to Israel if Turkish companies face any problems following the crisis in Turkish-Israeli relations.

Caglayan's remarks were in reference to recent reports that an Israeli court ordered an injunction on bank accounts of a Turkish construction company, Yilmazlar Group, which said the court decision was political due to the recent crisis following Israeli raid on Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara aid ship.

On Tuesday, an executive of Yilmazlar, one of the leading construction firms in Israel, said that Tel Aviv enforcement court ordered injunction on its $10 million receivables from four companies.

Yilmazlar said justification of the court decision included an expression that company's operations in Israel could be blocked and that it could be sent back to
Turkey because of the crisis which it said was "created by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan."

The 31 May attack in which Israel raided a six-ship convoy in international waters that was carrying humanitarian goods and activists and heading for Gaza killed nine Turkish civilians, wounding at least 30 others.

During bilateral business talks taking place in Istanbul World Trade Center within the scope of "Turkey-World Trade Bridge 2010", Zafer Caglayan said political relations and
commercial ties should be considered different than each other, adding that Turkey would not allow boycott on Turkish goods or halt of Turkish firms' operations in Israel.

"We have asked information from the Israeli government," Caglayan stated.

Caglayan said if the Israeli court order was an action taken after the aid flotilla incident, Turkey's reaction would be very harsh.

Caglayan added that he was expecting information from Israel and his ministry's officials to make clear his view on the matter.


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