Saudi Arabia calls upon citizens to ‘boycott everything Turkish’ following Erdogan’s Controverial statement.
SAUDI-IRAN tussle is a thing that is not unheard to all of us, both regional powers formed groups with their startaegic partners to defiy each other. Saudi’s using America on their side to impose economic sanctions on IRAN. Similarly if any other state issues a stamen in favour of Iran it doesn’t go well with Saudi’s.
President of Turkey honorable Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement that was criticizing the policies of the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. He said that Gulf countries are pursuing policies that were destabilizing the region, Gulf News reported on Saturday.
In reaction to his controversial statement, Saudi Atourities did not remain on backfoot. They called their people to boycott Turkish Products.
boycott Everything Turkish
“The boycott of everything Turkish, whether on the level of import, investment or tourism, is the responsibility of every Saudi — trader and consumer — in response to the continued hostility of the Turkish government against our leadership, our country, and our citizens,” Saudi Arabia’s Chamber of Commerce head Ajlan Al Ajlan said in a tweet.
The President of Turkey did not just stop his address to the country’s General assembly after his remarks on Gulf Countries that their policies are leading to instability in the region. In addition to that he said: “It should not be forgotten that the countries in question did not exist yesterday, and probably will not exist tomorrow; however, we will continue to keep our flag flying in this region forever, with the permission of Allah.”
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Relations between both Powerful states went into a bad alley after Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder who was a Washington Post Columnist, famous for his critic towards the KSA. Turkey blames that he was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
Erdogan has said the order to murder Khashoggi came from “the highest levels” of the Saudi government but has never directly blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is widely believed to be behind the gruesome murder.
The government of Turkey is pursuing Jamal Khashoggi’s murder case, as it is a question of their sovereignty. Twenty Saudi nationals were arrested by Turkey and they are on trial for that case. Recently, Turkey indicted six Saudi suspects in Khashoggi’s murder case. None of the suspects are in Turkey and will be tried in absentia.
This move came after a recent decision by the Saudi court which turned the death sentence of five criminals into 20 years in prison instead.
Recently two gulf states openly accepted Israel as a state namely UAE and Bahrain but that decision did not go well with Recep Tayyip Erodgan’s led Turkey. They strongly condemned this move and hinted that they could suspend their diplomatic relations with the Gulf state in response.
Turkey has had diplomatic relations with Israel for decades, but under President Erdogan, has positioned itself as a champion of the Palestinians.