Despite Israel’s deadly raid on a Turkish-led flotilla to Gaza, bilateral trade between Turkey and Israel continues, according to a report by The New York Times. Following the bloody incident in Gaza, Turkey had demanded an apology from Israel that it has yet to receive, while Israel has been insistent that the attack is justified. When it comes to economic relations, however, business concerns win over political disputes, according to entrepreneurs. An Israeli businessman confirmed that no Israeli companies are leaving Turkey, asserting a business-as-usual situation between the two countries.

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    • Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.