Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 37

12-Sep-2011

Political Comment (12 September 2011)

Following the delivery to the UN of the Palmer report on last year's Mavi Marmara incident, there has been a dramatic deterioration in relations between Turkey and Israel, with the Turks downgrading diplomatic relations to the lowest level short of a break, suspending all trade, military and defense ties and threatening to "protect" ships carrying aid to Gaza. The Israelis appear to be nonplussed by...