Saudi authorities called upon citizens to boycott everything Turkish, including imports, investment, and tourism following a statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Saudi Arabia’s Chamber of Commerce head Ajlan Al Ajlan said, “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.”
Erdogan had asserted that the order to murder Khashoggi came from ‘the highest levels’ of the Saudi government, but has never directly blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Earlier this week, Turkey indicted six Saudi suspects in Khashoggi’s murder case. None of the suspects are in Turkey and will be tried in absentia. Twenty Saudi nationals are already on trial in an Istanbul court for Khashoggi’s killing.