October 11, 2020 at 9:28 AM
Saudi Prince Abdulrahman Bin Musa’ad has called for a boycott of Turkish imports after Turkish President Erdogan announced that his country’s army in Qatar helps stabilize security in the Gulf countries.
According The New Khalij, the prince took up Erdogan’s comments and wrote: “Therefore, I call for a full popular boycott of Turkish products to protect the stability of the Turkish economy and strengthen it.”
The head of the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce Ajlan Al-Ajlan tweeted: “Boycott everything Turkish: imports, exports, investments and tourism. It is the responsibility of every Saudi merchant and consumer. “
Al-Ajlan claimed that his call for a boycott of Turkey responded to the “hostility of the Turkish government” towards Saudi Arabia, its leaders and its citizens.
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In response to these tweets, Turkish journalist Kateb Oglu tweeted: “The Saudis are the losers in this boycott because trade relations between the two countries are not very strong. The total annual Turkish exports are about 176,000 million dollars, only 6,000 or 8,000 million to Saudi Arabia. “
He also indicated that Saudi Arabia will lose out because it cannot buy alternatives of the same quality for the same low prices.
Last week, Bloomberg reported that tensions between Riyadh and Ankara resulted in the entry of Turkish shipments into Saudi Arabia being blocked.