Saudi Arabia responds to Erdogan’s statement, appeals to citizens to boycott Turkish products.

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Saudi Arabia responds to Erdogan's statement, appeals to citizens to boycott Turkish products.

Saudi Arabia responds to Erdogan's statement, appeals to citizens to boycott Turkish products.

KSA has called on his citizens to boycott Turkish goods following a recent statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding a peace deal with Israel and the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

On Twitter, Ajlan Al-Ajlan, head of the Saudi Chamber of Commerce, wrote that in response to the Turkish government’s aggressive and hostile statements against our leadership, the country and its citizens, imported Turkish goods, investment or tourism, at every level of the Saudi consumer. It is our responsibility to boycott altogether.

According to Reuters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a speech at the United Nations and a recent statement criticized Arab countries for enhancing relations with Israel, and Saudi officials were also criticized for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On October 2, 2018, exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, after which tensions between Saudi Arabia and Turkey increased.

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