Large numbers of Israeli tourists who had made holiday plans in Turkey for this summer have canceled their reservations, as experts expect a drop to the levels that followed the raid on the Mavi Marmara in 2010.
The cancelations came after a travel warning issued by the Israeli government following Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s statements regarding the ongoing military operation against Gaza.
A Turkish tourism agency operator said 4,000 cancellations had been made just days after the warning issued by the Israeli government, and suggested that many more would come…
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Very wise decision to cancel.
If you are not convinced, check out this video of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu shouting and yelling like a raving loon. It is not shareable, so you must go to the link, but they have provided English subtitles (it is not very long).