Six consequences of Israel’s six-year fight with Turkey

The Mavi Marmara flotilla incident that sent diplomatic relations between the countries into a tailspin took place more than six years ago, on May 31, 2010. Here are six unintended, but significant, consequences of that rupture.

Tourism plummeted

In 2008 Turkey was the favorite vacation destination for Israelis, who took advantage of all-inclusive packages in areas like Antalya, where Hebrew signs appeared in shops and hotels catering to Israelis. Some 560,000 Israelis, or about 8% of the population at the time, vacationed in Turkey that year.


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