Military deals have not been canceled. Nor have most of the civilian business dealings, from textiles to shipping, metals and irrigation systems. Tourism is hit hard
The Israeli tourism boycott is having a strong impact on the Turkish hotel industry and the price of hotel rooms in the country has plummeted, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported this week.
According to the Turkish newspaper, The Turkish economy has lost at least $400 million as Israelis canceled tens of thousands of reservations after the Gaza-flotilla affair worsened the rift between the two countries.
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Sources closed to both governments have noted that in most other respects, it is still business as usual between the longtime allies. Military deals have not been canceled. Nor have most of the civilian business dealings, from textiles to shipping, metals and irrigation systems, that accounted for almost $3 billion in trade last year, business analysts said.
“Everything is according to schedule,” the Israeli official said. “There are no changes. It’s business as usual”.