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Israeli ‘aid ships’ carry 4-legged animals to Turkey

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10/04/2010 01:24

"Happily, everyone is working together for the good of the animals, and all the politics are just not relevant.”

Israel is sending a ship to Turkey on Monday with a large and noisy cargo on board. This shipment is part of a decades-long struggle, but one against nature: it aims to calm ties between the two countries while simultaneously saving Asian pachyderms from extinction.

The cargo consists of three elephants, zebras, a hippo and a handful of lemurs, courtesy of the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem – commonly known as the Biblical Zoo – and the Ramat Gan Safari.

The destination: the Gaziantep Zoo in southeastern Anatolia, which is Turkey’s largest zoo.

Gaby the elephant spent his last day in Jerusalem on Sunday, and was sent to Haifa on Sunday night, where he will board a ship bound for Turkey with the other animals. It will take about a day for the animals to dock in Turkey, where they will travel overland to Gaziantep, not far from the Syrian border.

Gaby was born at the Biblical Zoo in 2005, a bouncing 45 kg. boy. He was the first elephant to be born in Israel using artificial insemination, which was a huge success for the zoo.

Shmulik Yedvad, the zoo’s head curator, who raised Gaby from the day he was born, said it was hard to part from the animal he had worked so hard to raise.

“He’s becoming more mature and we needed to find a different place for him,” he said.

Male adult elephants are difficult to keep in captivity because they are very aggressive.

“It’s hard, but we know he’s going to a place where they will take care of him and where he’s wanted,” Yedvad said.

Gaby’s trainers at the Biblical Zoo hope that he will be able to start his own family in Turkey, increasing the number of Asian elephants in captivity. The three elephants from Jerusalem and Ramat Gan will be the first elephants at the Turkish zoo.

“There’s no connection to politics.

At the end of the day, everyone wants them to be in a good place,” Yedvad said. “It’s very easy to take this in the direction of a new flotilla to Turkey, but we’re not working government to government, we’re working zoo to zoo. Happily, everyone is working together for the good of the animals, and all the politics are just not relevant.”

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hope the turks send back some good animals in exchange....and not a couple of goats, cats and street dogs..! =P

We already sent you some animals bu you killeded them


We already sent you some animals bu you killeded them

not of them,:(
Talking about Export and Import.We mostly sent cars to Israel

Despite tension: Boost in car imports from Turkey

Market share of vehicles imported from Turkey reaches 10% during first eight months of year, compared to 7.9% in 2009, according to Israeli Vehicle Importers Association

Benny Barak

Published: 09.12.10, 07:25 / Israel Business

Recent tensions between Israel and Turkey have not affected the car industry. According to data collected by the Israeli Vehicle Importers Association, the market share of vehicles imported from Turkey has reached 10% during the first eight months of the year (approximately 14,200 cars), compared to only 7.9% during the same period of 2009 (appox. 8,835 cars).

The figures represent cars that were manufactured or assembled in Turkish factories of major vehicle manufacturers. Israel imports many models from Turkey, including Ford Connect and Transit, Hyundai Accent and Matrix, Toyota Auris and Verso, Renault Clio, Megane, Fluence and Symbol, as well as certain models of Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, 4-door Honda Civic, and Fiat Doblò and Fiorino.

The increase in Turkish imports shadows the market share of Japanese cars, which still hold a bigger share of the market, at 35.3%, but has dropped from 40.3% during the first eight months of the year.

The market share of Korean vehicles decreased from 11.8% to 9%, while Thai imports declined from 1.7% to 1.3% and North American vehicles from 3.1% to 2.6%.

In contrast, the European vehicles' market share increased from 29.7% in 2009 to 33.4% in 2010.

According to the data, 18,580 new vehicles were sold during the month of August – a 6.4% drop from July – but an increase of 13.5% from August last year.

From the beginning of the year there has been a 27% increase in new vehicle ownerships, totaling at 142,371 new cars, compared with only 112,241 new vehicles during the first eight months of 2009.

Mazda lost its monthly lead to Hyundai for the third time this year, with 2,154 new car ownerships compared with 2,224 Hyundai sales. However, Mazda, which has led the market throughout 2009, still leads with 21,175 overall sales, compared to 19,706 Hyundai purchases.,7340,L-3949768,00.html
Soon the new electric driven car Fluence will also be produced in Turkey

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that looks like a nice car....but not as nice as Hakan Sukur....wish he could play for Maccabi..:(

We already sent you some animals bu you killeded them

Darkest joke I've ever heard on SSC, nice one...
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Tatar traitor is back !!!


Turkey’s auto exports reach $11.4 billion in first 9 months

Turkey’s auto exports rose by 12.4 percent to $11.4 billion from $10.2 billion year-on-year in the first nine months of 2010, a set of data released by the Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OİB) has shown.

Exports were made to 160 countries and autonomous regions and 12 free zones. Despite a retreat of 15.4 percent, France ranked first among countries to which most autos were exported, with $1.8 billion. It was followed by Italy ($1.6 billion) and Germany ($1.53 billion). Automobiles were the item that earned the highest revenue from sales abroad with $4.63 billion. The automotive supply industry came in second with $3.88 billion and was followed by transport vehicles at $2.35 billion.

Export sales amounted to $1.3 billion in the ninth month, falling 7 percent over September 2009. Auto exports had increased by 44.1 percent in January, 39.6 percent in February, 38.1 percent in March, 20.6 percent in April and 4.4 percent in May. Since then, the sector has suffered a decline in sales abroad.
Tatar traitor is back !!!

At this entire threat and especially at Artvin's comments:
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