Connect with us


Saudi Electronic Army Call for Boycott of Turkey Over Khashoggi Case



Saudi Arabia’s netizens or electronic army has launched a massive campaign urging fellow Saudi nationals to boycott holidays to Turkey amid escalating pressure on Riyadh from Turkey over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Pro-Riyadh Twitter accounts went into overdrive advocating the boycott of Turkish tourism with the hashtag #BoycottTurkishTourism. The accounts accused Turkish authorities of deceiving the global community over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Evidence that appears to link the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and Mohammed bin Salman has also provoked regime supporters.

The boycott campaign avoids direct mention of this and instead focuses on the more than century-old Ottoman occupation of parts of modern-day Saudi Arabia and the Turkish dynasty’s “historical crimes committed against Arabs”.

The hashtag has garnered over 50,000 mentions on Twitter. Riyadh is important to Turkey’s tourism sector with around 650,000 high-spending Saudi tourists visiting Turkey last year.

At the beginning of the Khashoggi crisis, Saudi media claimed some of the 15-man team sent to Istanbul for the mission were Saudi tourists visiting to undergo hair transplants.

The move comes amid a steady stream of leaks from Turkish authorities on the gory details of Khashoggi’s killing even as Saudi Arabia dismissed involvement. Senior Turkish officials have kept the pressure on MBS, rejecting Saudi Arabia’s official narrative of the murder and insisting that the order came from the “highest levels of government”.

Khashoggi, who was critical of the crown prince, was killed last month after going to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to retrieve documents necessary to marry his Turkish fiancee. Last month, Twitter identified and suspended a network of bots that were promoting Saudi narratives about the killing of Khashoggi.

More News at EurAsian Times




Featured49 mins ago

Indian Aircraft Carrier Vikrant Gears Up For Commissioning As Rafales Compete Against F-18s As Its ‘Flying Machines’

The Indian Navy has completed basin trials for its first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1) Vikrant, the Defense Ministry said on...

Asia Pacific3 hours ago

Chinese J-11 Fighter Jets Conduct Large-Scale War Drills Near Indian Border – WATCH

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of extensive exercises with warplanes around a Western Theater Command Air...

Featured6 hours ago

Four Time Faster Than US’ Tomahawks, Why Indian BrahMos Missiles Pose A Grave Risk To China?

The Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired the anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from stealth destroyer INS...

Asia Pacific7 hours ago

India Falls Back On European Fighter Jets To Counter Rising Menace Of Chinese Swarm Drones

To counter Chinese air defenses in Ladakh and other bordering areas, India has decided to fast-track its swarm drone system,...

Americas17 hours ago

Bad News For F-35 Jets; Russia Set To Unveil ‘Stealth-Killer’ S-500 Missile Systems Next Year

US military experts would be watching anxiously as Russia is all set to enhance its most advanced S-400 missile system...

iranian-scientist iranian-scientist
Featured19 hours ago

Was Israeli Mossad Inspired By Hollywood Movie ‘The Jackal’ To Eliminate Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? WATCH

Iran claims Israel used a remote-controlled weapon to kill the country’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday. Another Assassination:...

Imran-Khan Imran-Khan
Featured19 hours ago

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thanks China For Its Unwavering Stand On Kashmir Issue

Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanked the country’s strategic ally China for its “consistent” and “principled” stand on the longstanding Kashmir...

F-16 F-16
Americas19 hours ago

Canadian Firm To Buy Huge Number Of F-16 Fighter Jets From Israel; Could Exceed The Fleet Strength Of RCAF

The Israeli F-16 fighter jets are the A/B variant and were inducted into the Israel Air Force in the 1980s,...

Pakistan-FDI-china Pakistan-FDI-china
Featured22 hours ago

China, Pakistan Sign New Defense Deal Amid Rising Tensions With Common Foe – India

Amid ongoing tensions with India, China and Pakistan have signed a new military deal aimed to boost military cooperation among...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Americas1 day ago

F-18 Super Hornets To Be Equipped With Hypersonic Missiles With A Striking Range Of Whopping 1600 Km

Australia will be testing a new air-launched hypersonic missile as part of the joint U.S-Australian program under the Southern Cross...