David's Harp / When talking Turkey, think natural gas
There is one place where Israel can throw its weight around vis-a-vis Ankara: its new-found energy resources.
A funny thing happened on the way to the rapprochement between Israel and Turkey. In the intervening years, while Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan was calling Zionism a “crime against humanity” and Danny Ayalon humiliated Ankara’s ambassador by having him sit on a low couch, bilateral trade between the two countries grew by some 40 percent.
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