Turks protest Ankara gov´t outside TA embassy (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST.COM STAFF 12/28/10)
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Employees of Turkish construction company active in Israel will be
illegal if their government does not renew trade agreement with
Some 800 Turkish citizens protested in front of the Turkish Embassy
in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, lobbying for their government and Israel to
renew the trade agreement which allows them to work legally in Israel.
The protesters are employees of Turkish construction company
Yilmazlar which has carried out several projects in Israel as part of
a military commerce agreement between the two countries.
The contract which allows Yilmazlar to operate in Israel is set to
expire at the end of the year. Turkey has failed to renew the
agreement amidst tensions between the two governments.
Yilmazlar is afraid that at the end of the year their employees will
be deemed illegal and this will effect the various projects they are
working on in Israel.
The company requested that the Foreign Ministry allow their employees
an extension of their work permits until Turkey decides whether to
renew the commerce agreement with Israel. (© 1995 - 2010 The
Jerusalem Post. 12/28/10)
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