Turkish companies exporting goods to Israel have faced a significant hurdle over the past week: they've been unable to pay export duties on the Turkish customs website.

Globes reports that there are no alternative payment methods available, and this issue specifically affects exports destined for Israel.

Due to this situation, cargo ships operating between Israeli and Turkish ports cannot set sail.

It's worth noting that despite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's strong anti-Israel stance, Turkey hasn't imposed an embargo on exports to Israel. However, Israel has been excluded from the list of trade priorities.

In 2023, trade between the two countries totaled $6.9 billion, marking a $2.6 billion decrease compared to 2022.