Saudi Arabia imposes an embargo on all goods from Turkey

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Saudi Arabia imposes an embargo on all goods from Turkey

Saudi Arabia has imposed an embargo on all goods from Turkey. Cumhuriyet newspaper reports.

Riyadh is said to have pressured 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 a severe blow to the already weakened economy of Turkey: exports to the Arab country bring hundreds of millions of dollars. The Militarist Telegram channel suggests that the measures of Riyadh were a response to Ankara's actions in Nagorno-Karabakh. Last year, the Saudis also imposed embargoes on some Turkish goods, including textiles and perishables, for political reasons, Cumhuriyet notes.

Earlier it became known that Turkey is ready to provide military assistance to Azerbaijan in connection with the aggravation 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, inhabited mainly by Armenians, declared independence from Azerbaijan. Baku tried to return the region by force, a war broke out. In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, with the mediation of Russia, signed a truce protocol. Military operations are resumed periodically.

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