Saudi crown prince, Tayyip Erdogan meet in Turkey

 Saudi crown prince, Tayyip Erdogan meet in Turkey

Saudi crown prince, Tayyip Erdogan meet in Turkey

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at fully normalizing ties that were ruptured after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The visit marks a step in efforts by the de facto Saudi leader to rehabilitate his image beyond the Gulf,\; and comes as Erdogan seeks financial support that could help relieve Turkey’s beleaguered economy ahead of tight elections for the president.

Also Read: Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Saudi leaders

  • Summary
  • Ankara halted the Khashoggi murder trial to warm ties
  • Official says talks going slow on the possible FX swap line
  • Erdogan faces tough elections with the economy strained
Saudi crown prince meet Erdogan

ANKARA, June 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey; for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan; aimed at fully normalizing ties that ruptured after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The visit marks a step in efforts by the de facto Saudi leader to rehabilitate his image beyond the Gulf; and comes as Erdogan seeks financial support that could help relieve Turkey’s beleaguered economy; ahead of tight elections for the president.

Also Read: Saudi crown prince Mohammed heads to Egypt on start of tour

In April, Erdogan held also one-on-one talks with Prince Mohammed in Saudi Arabia after a months-long drive to mend relations between the regional powers. including dropping the Turkish trial over Khashoggi’s 2018 murder in Istanbul.

Erdogan said last week he and Prince Mohammed would discuss “to what much higher level” they can take ties during talks in Ankara.

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