Turkish business groups complain of blocking entry of their products into...

Leading Turkish business groups urged Saudi Arabia today, Saturday (October 10, 2020) to take action to improve trade relations with Turkish companies facing increasing problems in working with the Kingdom.

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been tense for years due to differences in foreign policy and the two countries’ stances towards political Islam groups. Tensions rose sharply after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

For more than a year, some Saudi and Turkish merchants have speculated that the kingdom is imposing an unofficial boycott on Turkish imports. Eight Turkish business groups, including textile exporters and contractors, said in a statement today, Saturday, “Any official or unofficial initiative to obstruct trade exchange between the two countries will have negative repercussions on our trade relations and harm the economy of our two countries.”

The heads of the eight largest Turkish business associations said that they had received complaints from Saudi companies that the kingdom’s authorities had forced them to sign letters obliging them not to import goods from Turkey, and complained of excluding Turkish contractors from the main Saudi deals. The Turkish associations pointed to the warning issued last month by the “AB Muller Maersk” group, the world’s largest container shipping company, about a possible disruption in global supply chains.

The Saudi government media office stated that the authorities had not imposed any restrictions on Turkish goods. But last week, Ajlan Al-Ajlan, head of the non-governmental Saudi Chambers of Commerce, called for a boycott of Turkish products, in response to what he described as Turkey’s ongoing hostility.

Turkish business groups, which also include the Office of Foreign Economic Relations, the Exporters Association, and the Federation of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges, said, “We deeply regret the discriminatory treatment our companies face in Saudi Arabia (…) We expect the Saudi authorities to take concrete initiatives to solve the (raised) problems.”

A.S. / A.H. (Reuters, dpa)

  • They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Mohammed bin Salman

    The Saudi Crown Prince prepared everything for the leadership of Saudi Arabia to succeed his father, and despite the weight of files accused of his involvement in it, such as the Yemen war and the widespread campaign of arrests, the assassination of Khashoggi in his country’s consulate put the young prince in the crosshairs of criticism, especially with the CIA leaks that concluded that the operation took place With his approval. Several media reports do not exclude the Saudi palace, in the event of intense pressure on it, to remove the crown prince from his post.

  • Indonesia Foreign Minister Adel al-Dschubeir in Jakarta (Reuters / W. Kurniawan)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Adel Al-Jubeir

    Al-Jubeir disappeared completely in the Khashoggi case, even though it was a consulate for which he was politically responsible. The observer was accustomed to the many statements of the young foreign minister in his defense of the royal palace, but his silence gave a message that there were high orders to avoid commenting in the Khashoggi case. The first statement from Al-Jubeir in the case was: “The Saudi leadership is a red line.” It seems that the man counts a thousand times before giving any word so that he does not find himself in the circle of exemption or accountability.

  • Ahmed Assiri Saudi Arabien General Brigadier (Getty Images / AFP / F. Nureldine)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Bin Salman Court

    Despite all that Counselor Saud Al-Qahtani provided, from his leadership of electronic propaganda tools and his “hostile” responses to the crown prince’s opponents, and despite Ahmed Al-Asiri carrying out the tasks of communication in the Yemen war and then moving to the intelligence according to bin Salman’s desire, they were in the first ranks of those who were sacrificed In the Khashoggi case. However, their bad luck made their removal from their posts of no value, and the repercussions of the case did not stop.

  • Saudi Arabia businessman Waleed Al Ibrahim (picture-alliance / abaca / Balkis Press)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Saudi media

    Many questions are being asked about how the Saudi media has dealt with the issue. First, it became acquainted with the official denial and held Iran, Qatar and the Brotherhood responsible. And when Saudi Arabia began to admit that the crime had occurred, the media itself made a great effort to try to convince the public opinion of a story that many doubted, at a time when the Qatari media used the case to “settle” his country’s accounts with Riyadh. (Pictured is Walid Ibrahim, owner of MBC Group).

  • Abdurrahman ibn Abdulaziz as-Sudais Imam and Koran reciter from Mecca (picture-alliance / AP Images / M. Elshamy)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Abdullrahman Alsudais

    Muslims know the preacher of the Grand Mosque in Mecca with his voice widespread in the tapes of reading the Qur’an, but they were surprised by him reading political sermons defending the Crown Prince in an unprecedented way. Al-Sudais found an explanation for the Khashoggi case by saying that there is an attempt to provoke the feelings of a million Muslims, but Al-Sudais is not alone in this context, as the entire Saudi religious establishment defends the policies of the palace, and has always expressed positions in favor of the country’s rulers.

  • USA, Washington: Trump holds a cabinet meeting in the White House (Reuters / K. Lamarque)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Donald

    Many scandals besieged the US president and managed to escape from them, but Khashoggi’s hammer was knocking in his head several weeks ago. Pressure in the United States is pushing Trump to update his statements on the issue, which led to his contradiction more than once in the answers. Trump knows that succumbing to pressure may cost him losing his relationship with Bin Salman, and from there losing huge financial deals, so he tries to find a compromise formula that does not strike his alliance with the Saudis in killing.

  • Donald Trump und Jared Kushner (picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Vucci)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Jared Kushner

    Trump’s son-in-law and one of his advisers. He is known for being one of Bin Salman’s most prominent friends abroad. American media reports say that he is the important mediator between bin Salman and Trump, and that he has always defended Riyadh in the corridors of American politics and found many excuses for the Saudi crown prince, but it seems that he could not find the appropriate excuses in the Khashoggi case, but Kushner, according to media reports, He avoids direct contact with bin Salman about the issue.

  • Saudi-Arabien Riad Prinzen Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Mohammed bin Salman (picture-alliance/AA/B. Algaloud)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Mohammed bin Zayed

    The Crown Prince of the UAE wagered on Muhammad bin Salman, in order to besiege political Islam and Iranian influence and stop the repercussions of the Arab Spring, but the engineer of the Emirati policies did not make any positions in the Khashoggi case, so has he completely abandoned his young ally? The depth of the partnership between the two men makes each of them need the other in such sensitive files, but the earthquake caused by Khashoggi’s killing is very strong and its fragments reached far beyond what the owners of the operation could imagine.

  • Egypt's President al-Sisi sworn in for second term (picture-alliance / Xinhua / MENA)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Abdel Fattah Sisi

    Since his rise to the presidency, Al-Sisi has been a strategic ally of Saudi Arabia, especially in the battle against the Brotherhood. Al-Sisi is betting on Saudi aid to improve the conditions of an economically struggling country, and in return he does not skimp on any form of political support for Riyadh. But his defense of it was modest in the Khashoggi case. Al-Sisi is aware that the fall of bin Salman will negatively affect his rule of Egypt, but he does not want to raise the tone in a crime that will add more blackness to his human rights history.

  • Luxembourg President Emmanuel Macron (Imago / Belga / E. Lalmand)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Emmanuel Macron

    Like most Western leaders, the French president raises the slogan of human rights in his dealings with the East, but when it comes to Saudi Arabia, which is buying millions of euros from France’s weapons, Macron finds the economic and strategic justifications for the continuation of the relationship. Even when voices were raised by stopping arms exports in response to Khashoggi’s murder, Macron responded sharply, reflecting his difficult position, but he tried to recognize the gravity of Khashoggi’s crime.

  • Theresa May (Reuters/H. Nicholls)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Theresa May

    Months ago, dozens of protesters came out to pressure the British Prime Minister to stop the arms deals during her reception for Bin Salman, but she refused to abandon the London-Riyadh alliance. May faces difficult days due to calls to withdraw confidence from her, so she does not want to add a new headache regarding the Khashoggi case, and she tried to provide a strong response by describing Saudi Arabia’s first admission in the case of a loss of credibility, but such statements did not heal her opponents.

  • Israel PK Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem (Reuters / R. Zvulun)

    They were surrounded by the Khashoggi murder case and embarrassed them in front of public opinion

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    The Israeli leadership waited for decades for a moderate stance from Saudi Arabia until the era of Bin Salman, who did not object to Israel’s right to exist. Therefore, his current crisis is a problem for Benjamin Netanyahu, who definitely does not want to isolate a prince who shares many goals with Israel, including the “deal of the century” and its role in the NEOM project, standing in the face of the Iranian project in the region, and diminishing the role of Hamas and the rest of the Palestinian fighting factions.

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