Turkish economy minister calls for boycott of Israeli companies

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci called on to boycott Israeli companies that support military operations in the Gaza Strip, the Turkish "Anadolu" news agency reports.

He noted that there are also companies in Israel that do not support military intervention in Gaza, thus it would be wrong to boycott them as well.

Earlier it was reported that Turkey's non-governmental organizations called for boycott of Israeli companies in response to military operations in the Gaza Strip.

On July 22, Turkey has suspended implementation of all flights to Israel due to the unstable situation in the region.

Earlier American "Delta", "US Airways" and "United Airlines", the French "Air France", the Austrian "Austrian Airlines", Swiss "Swiss Airlines", the German "Lufthansa" have suspended the flights of aircrafts to Israel for 36 hours. Dutch KLM airline canceled flight from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv on July 22, promising to monitor the situation every day.

More than 800 civilians, including women and children were killed during the "Enduring rock", operation which has started on July 7.

It was also reported that Israeli army lost 45 soldiers during the military operations.

Edited by S.I.

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