Israeli Tourists “Not Needed” In Turkey, Says Erdogan

As political Islam becomes gradually more dominant in the Arab Muslim world, Turkey’s religiously conservative government seems to be losing interest in building bridges with Israel. In other words, the Turkey-Israeli relationship is close to hitting rock bottom.

Last week, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a baffling statement. “We do not need Israeli tourists. We have successfully filled their places, and in the past year, 31 million tourists visited Turkey.”

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