Saudi Arabia officially boycotts Turkish products
Published: 08:55 PM, 28 September 2020
Saudi Arabia is set to officially boycott Turkish products this week. For the past few months, Saudi Arabia has been pressuring traders to boycott Turkish products as part of a “secret” embargo, a Turkish media report says. This time the country is officially going to take this step.
The Saudi ban, which is to come into force this week, is aimed at dealing a blow to Turkey’s already crippled economy, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Sunday.
“Our customers got used to Turkish products, they are satisfied. However, they cannot buy our goods anymore. They say send them to us via a third country,” the report cited a Turkish businessman as saying.
“Small and medium-sized businesses are very anxious, especially as exports from southeastern provinces such as Hatay, Gaziantep and Diyarbakır come to a halt,” he said.
Earlier, in July, the Middle East Eye reported, citing Turkish officials, that Saudi Arabia had stopped Turkey trucks carrying fresh fruits and vegetables from crossing the Saudi border.
Source: Press TV