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Mr.Ajlan Al Ajlan: Total Boycott Is the Least to Do to Respond to the Hostility of Turkey and Not Only the Tourism

Sunday 23 June 2019


Mr.Alajlan said, “We are demanding to do this deed more than any time in the shadow of the continuation of “Erdogan" Stand.


The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Group Chairman of Ajlan and Brothers Group of Companies Mr.Ajlan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Ajlan said, “in view of the continuation of the Turkish leadership and Erdogan to take antagonistic attitude targeting the Kingdom, its leadership and its people we are required more than any time else to boycott them.

Mr.Alajlan added in a tweet written in this regard, “The boycott should not be only in the field of Tourism and investment but in every other field including imports, labor and dealing with Turkish companies. A total boycott is the least we can do to respond to this hostility".

Earlier Mr.Al Ajlan declared saying, “The Chamber received several communications and complaints from Saudi Investors in Turkey who are facing major problems and cases which threaten their investments."

He drew attention to the fact that the official Turkish Authorities did not abide by its commitments to protect the investments. These investments are faced by several threats amid the deteriorated situation of the Turkish economy nowadays. This is a result of the low currency rates and increased inflation. It was negatively reflected on the Saudi Investors there who were surprised by this harassment and disruption of their interests. Also, the pressure put on them to the extent of blackmail in some cases by some influential and backed up authorities there.


The Chairman of the Riyadh Chamber confirmed that it was unfortunate to see the Saudis face these actions. Mr.Alajlan points out to the sufferings of the Saudi tourists, including security harassment and cases of fraud and scamming, such as what happens now with the Saudi landlords In Turkey. The situation there reached its extent by preventing Saudis from entering their houses and failure to give them the property titles. Unfortunately, this deterioration and these harassments are repeated permanently without any serious action on the part of the authorities concerned there to protect the investors and the tourists.


He added, “in the face of these unfortunate harassments, Riyadh Chamber and based on what it received from the Saudi investors in Turkey warns against investment in Turkey at the present time". Also, he urges to benefit from the available opportunities, whether in the local market or in the fraternal and friendly countries which have stable economic and security conditions and are keen to attract Saudi investments. Also, the Chamber called on those interested in tourism outside the Kingdom to select the safe destinations and countries which are eager to facilitate the mission and protect the tourists and their rights.

Mr. Al Ajlan confirmed that Riyadh Chamber called the concerned authorities with investment in Turkey to play their role in protecting the rights of Saudi investors. Mr.Alajlan is stressing that what the Saudis are currently facing will make them lose confidence in investment and tourism in Turkey for long years to come.