Egyptians MPs call for boycotting Turkish products

A file photo of an Egyptian parliament session in Cairo, Egypt. EPA-EFE/KHALED ELFIQI

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Egyptian MP Ismail Nasr El-Din and other colleagues  called on his government to boycott Turkish products.

Nasr El-Din said the call comes in response to the blatant transgressions by the Turkish government in the region, and its attempts to plunder the wealth of the Middle East, spread chaos, and destabilise the Middle East.

“Such move would have an impact on the Turkish economy, which has been already suffering in recent years,” he added.

The boycott request was sent to prime minister and minister of trade.

On Saturday, the Congress Party presented a request to Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal to hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the necessity of severing economic and trade deals between Egypt and Turkey.

Calls to boycott Turkish products circulated after the Turkish parliament’s approval on 2 January to send military troops to Libya to help the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. The move has stirred outrage of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain.

Read more via Egypt Daily News

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