Turkey ignores Palestine, bolsters ties with 'Israel'
As “Israel” unleashes its worst crackdown against Palestinians, the Turkish foreign minister brags about being a top trading partner with “Israel” and a popular tourist destination for Israelis.
On the first trip to “Israel” by Ankara's top diplomat in 15 years, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu boldly stated that “Turkey's diplomatic thaw with Israel will help the Palestinians.”
This comes as 16-year-old Ghaith Rafiq Yamin died due to critical wounds he sustained after suffering a shot to the head at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces, who fired live bullets directly at him at “Qaber Youssef"(Joseph's Tomb) in Nablus this morning.
Cavusoglu was in occupied Al-Quds on Wednesday, as Turkey and “Israel” seek to mend ties nearly a decade and a half after the two severed ties following the brutal Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2008.
At the time, “Israel” waged an intense three-week military aggression against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians and wounding thousands more.
Turkey's official inflation rate was at a 20-year-high in April, according to figures released on Thursday, which posed a significant challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Cavusoglu and his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, emphasized the importance of economic ties, which see Ankara completely disregarding the humanitarian violations the Israeli occupation committed.
"We won't pretend that our relationship has not seen its ups and downs," Lapid said. "Even in times of political tension, economic cooperation between our countries has been constantly on the rise."
On his account, Cavusoglu stated that Turkey was a top ten trading partner for “Israel” and a popular tourist destination for Israelis.
"We believe that normalization of our ties will have a positive impact on peaceful resolution of the conflict," he added, controversially calling the Israeli occupation of Palestine a "conflict" and yet again claiming that the signing of accords would better the situation for the oppression Palestinians.
The talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog took place amid a widespread Israeli crackdown during the holy month of Ramadan.
"Turkey is ready to take responsibility to continue the efforts towards (Israeli-Palestinian) dialogue," Cavusoglu claimed.
“Israel” and Turkey praised a new era in relations when Herzog met with Erdogan in Ankara in March.
Cavusoglu and Lapid agreed on Wednesday to establish a formal process to allow Israeli carriers to land in Turkey and to renew a bilateral economic commission.
Many of Turkey's social issues, economists contend, are the result of Erdogan's unusual economic policy, which has pushed many foreign investors away from the once-promising growing market.
Ironically, Erdogan decides to open his country's doors to the Israeli occupation to quench Turkey’s thirst for inventors, turning a blind eye to the ongoing murder of Palestinians and the endless violations of human rights.