Barkat submits complaint to OECD chief over ‘unilateral’ Turkish decision to suspend trade with Israel

Economy Minister Nir Barkat submits a complaint to OECD chief Mathias Cormann over Turkey’s “unilateral decision to stop maritime trade between countries.”

In a meeting with the OECD chief a day after Turkey announced that it has halted all exports and imports to and from Israel in protest of the war in Gaza, Barkat charges that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an “antisemitic dictator” and that the decision “blatantly violates maritime trade laws and harms the continuity of global supply.”

“We expect the OECD to take action against Turkey over Erdogan’s delusional decision that harms the entire European economy,” Barkat says. “Europe must put limits on Erdogan the dictator.”

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