IP - Continous protests in Türkiye escalated over Azerbaijani oil shipment through Türkiye to Israel despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposing a trade sanction on Israel over nine months of bloodshed and crimes in Gaza.

Iran Press/ West Asia: Thousands of young Turkish demonstrators with the name "Thousand Youth for Palestine" running a campaign for the people of Gaza staged a demonstration in Istanbul at the headquarters of 'SOCAR', Azerbaijan's state energy company, which exports oil to Israel through Türkiye.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the defeat of his party in the local election, imposed a trade embargo against Israeli for war on Gaza to improve his political approach inside the country and region.

Türkiye was one of the most important economic partners for Israel.

But Azerbaijani oil deliveries to Israel despite Erdogan's anti-Israeli sanctions faced an intensifying protest in Türkiye.

Now, "Thousand Youth for Palestine" as one of the campaigners in Türkiye trying to boycott trade with Israel is focusing on Azerbaijan's oil supply to Israel via the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

Istanbul's University Students also protested against a speech by a senior SOCAR executive, accusing the company of having blood on its hands.

Azerbaijan, a close ally of Israel, meets around 40% of Israeli oil needs, a trade that has not been affected by Israel's war on Gaza.

The Turkish president has close ties with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev. Azerbaijan's SOCAR energy company also is Turkey's biggest international investor.

Protests in Türkiye against Azerbaijani oil exports to Israel are ongoing, prompting police to arrest organizers and thereby triggering further demonstrations.

Analysts say Azerbaijan's oil exports to Israel from Türkiye as a moral scandal will have a political cost for the Turkish President who lost a past election due to the worsening social, political, and economic situations.