Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
CAIRO - 15 October 2010: An Arabic hashtag dubbed "boycott Turkish products" has been trending in Saudi Arabia amid increasing hostility towards Anqara in Saudi Arabia and several Arab countries.
Thousands of Saudi and also Egyptian tweeps used the hashtag. Raid al-Zahrany wrote "dear Saudi citizen, the Turkish lira is at your command and submits to you. If you wanted, you could raise its value. If you wanted, you could let it plummet to the bottom of the pit. Boycott Turkish products that start with this code and let them know their real size and the size of their economy."
An account named Saudi Online said "Erdogan attacks Saudi Arabia daily and uses foul languge and we buy Turkish products and support his economy. But the Saudi and Gulf people, and there news that the great Egyptian people have joined, have all started boycotting Turkish products. This thoughtless Erdogan has rendered Turkey lost and took his people into the abyss."
Abdullah al-Tuwelei said suggested Saudis boycot Turkish restaurants, bakeries, hairdressers, furniture and all Turkish imported products.
Abdelhaq al-Sanaiby said he and his family won't buy any Turkish products until the regime changes in Turkey and it changes its "hostile policies" towards Arab countries.
Abdel Aziz Al Mahmoud called on Saudi salespeople to stop importing Turkish products, calling on Saudi consumers to not buy Turkish products at supermarkets and shopping malls to be "the strongest hit to the Turkish lira."