Saudi Arabia wages populist campaign against Turkish products amid regional rivalry

From pickled vine leaves to coffee and cheese, Saudi supermarkets are taking Turkish products off the shelves after calls for a boycott, as rivalry between Riyadh and Ankara heats up.The two countries have long competed for supremacy in the Muslim world, but their geopolitical rivalry intensified after Saudi agents murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate in 2018.The wealthy Gulf state has sought to pressure Turkey’s already struggling economy, with high-rolling Saudi tourists facing calls from influential pro-government figures last year to boycott the tourism m…

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