Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Saudi Arabia has imposed an embargo on all goods from Turkey

Saudi Arabia has imposed an embargo on all goods from Turkey. This is reported by the Cumhuriyet newspaper.

It is alleged that Riyadh is putting pressure on local businesses not to trade with Ankara. Saudi Arabia has promised to impose a fine on any company that ignores the order. In addition, the authorities of the Arab country allegedly “dissuade” the population from traveling to Turkey.

It is noted that such measures will be the strongest blow to the already weakened economy of Turkey: exports to the Arab country bring hundreds of millions of dollars. The Militant Telegram channel suggests that Riyadh’s measures were a response to Ankara’s actions in Nagorno-Karabakh. Last year, the Saudis also imposed an embargo on some Turkish goods, including textiles and perishable products, for policy-related reasons, Cumhuriyet notes.

Earlier it became known that Turkey is ready to provide military assistance to Azerbaijan in connection with the escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh. It was reported on the morning of September 27: Baku and Yerevan exchanged mutual accusations of escalating the conflict.

In 1991, Nagorno-Karabakh, populated mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, and war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic signed a Protocol of truce with the mediation of Russia. Periodically, military operations resume.