Boycotted Israeli firms seek to capitalize on Ramadan in Turkey

The president of Turkey's Consumers' Union, has said the Israeli companies whose products are being boycotted are trying to compensate for their profit losses through religious marketing strategies during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

Boycotted Israeli firms seek to capitalize on Ramadan in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nazım Kaya, the president of Turkey's Consumers' Union, has said the Israeli companies whose products are being boycotted because of Israel's policy towards the Palestinian territories are trying to compensate for their profit losses through religious marketing strategies during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

In a written statement Kaya said those strategies will not achieve their desired outcome. The union's boycott campaign, “No arms from us,” gained momentum after Israeli naval commandos attacked an international aid convoy, which ended with the killing of nine peace activists on May 31.

“Those companies which have not withdrawn their support for the Israeli persecution of Palestinians and which we have started to boycott are hypocritically attempting to use religious beliefs to compensate for their losses due to the boycott. When deciding which products to buy, our country's consumers keep in mind the brutal attacks of Israel and its allies and diligently follow our motto, ‘No arms from us',” the statement read, adding that the boycott will continue.

Last Mod: 24 Ağustos 2010, 10:32
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