Boycotting Turkey’s products .. Saudi companies are escalating and the tweeters...

Saudi companies have stepped up their campaign of boycotting Turkish products to reject the hostile policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against their country, his support for terrorism and his interference in the internal affairs of the countries of the region.

Large, medium and small Saudi companies, retail stores and many cafes announced their boycott of Turkish products, stopping their import, sale and circulation, and providing alternatives to national products and products of brotherly and friendly countries.

The hashtag # Boycott_Products_Campaign issued the highest trend in Saudi Arabia, today, Saturday, as part of a series of hashtags calling for a boycott, which has topped the trend since early October.

The tweeters documented the success of the boycott by publishing videos of removing Turkish products from the shelves of shopping malls and clips of companies that announced their boycott in interaction with the popular boycott campaign for Turkish products.

National alternatives

Among the most prominent companies that announced a boycott are Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets, Al-Watania Markets and Risan Markets in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah.

In this regard, Al-Watania markets said, “in its Twitter account:” We in the national markets do not sell Turkish products, and we emphasize that we do not deal with any Turkish companies in any field, in solidarity with the popular campaign against the actions of the Turkish government towards our dear country. ”

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In turn, “Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets” published a supplementary statement to a previous statement in which it announced its boycott of Turkey’s products, in which it confirmed that it had provided alternatives to these products.

And she stressed, at the same time, that our leadership, our government and our security are an untouchable red line, directing salutations and respect to the brotherly Turkish people, far from the heinous behavior of their government.

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The famous Saudi tweet Bin Awaid published a video clip documenting the boycott of the Risan markets in Medina for Turkish products.

In the clip, signs appeared that the center placed on its front and inside, reading: “It is a patriotic duty that the Resan Center apologizes for selling Turkish products.”

Bin Awaid thanked the center for its interaction with the popular campaign to boycott Turkey.

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The owners of a group of cafes also announced their participation in the boycott campaign, and in this regard, “Tooze Café” said in his Twitter account: “Out of our patriotic duty as the children and merchants of this dear country, the administration of (Tooze Café) announces the suspension of its dealings with all Turkish products and participation in # Boycott Turkish products campaign.

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There is no neutrality in the love of the country

In turn, “Zahma Café” said: “In solidarity with the popular campaign to boycott Turkey and in our belief in our patriotic duty and our commitment as sons of this dear country, and as part of the trade sector, we announce, #Zahma_Cafe, to stop our dealings with all Turkish products and join the campaign # boycotting Turkish products.”

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Many agricultural stores have announced their joining the campaign.

In this regard, the home farming store tweeted of seeds, announcing “the cancellation of importing seeds and Turkish agricultural supplies scheduled for the store.”

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In the same context, Al-Jaroudi for Grains and Fodder announced that: “In solidarity with the popular campaign to boycott the corrupt regime, Turkish products have been withdrawn from our stores and we apologize for providing them.”

In turn, Hassan bin Hammoud announced that his office, which works in the field of shipping, “finally announces that it will not receive any shipments to Turkey.”

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The tweeters interacted with the companies that announced their boycott, thanked them and called for their support, and asked the rest of the companies to quickly join them.

Painful interruption

Over the past years, calls for a boycott have been renewed, rejecting Erdogan’s policies, while the people’s boycott began to take a more escalating and organized trend at the beginning of this month.

This came after Ajlan Al-Ajlan, Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers and Chairman of the Riyadh Chamber, called on October 2 to “boycott everything that is Turkish, whether on the level of import, investment or tourism.”

On Wednesday, Ajlan renewed his call for a boycott, in a tweet in which he said: “I say it with absolute certainty and clarity: No investment, no import, no tourism, as citizens and businessmen, we will not have any dealings with everything Turkish.”

According to figures quoted by Bloomberg, according to the Saudi Statistics Authority, the value of Saudi imports of Turkish products plunged to $ 9.47 billion in 2019, compared to about $ 12.74 billion in 2015.

Saudi Arabia’s imports during the first 8 months of 2020 fell dramatically to $ 1.91 billion, according to Bloomberg, which confirms the potency of the Turkish product in the Saudi market.

There are many brands of Turkish products that are boycotted, but according to the figures, the majority of the products are for carpets, textiles, chemicals, grains, furniture and steel.

On social media, thousands tweeted to warn about these products, especially in light of the availability of many alternatives to them with higher quality and more competitive prices, and the tweeters monitored a list of 86 Turkish brands.

The tweeters said that Turkish products can be distinguished through the “barcode” that begins with the number 869.

The participants hope that the campaign will continue until it fully achieves its goals, in light of the emphasis on the effectiveness of the boycott as a successful way to counter Erdogan’s arrogance.

The success of the campaign in Saudi Arabia, and the participation of the largest Saudi commercial centers and markets, contributed to its rapid transmission to other Arab countries, including the UAE, Egypt, Morocco, and others, and the campaign spread to the widest extent, in protest against Turkey’s policies and support for terrorism, as well as its interference in Arab affairs.

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