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Saudi crown prince to meet Turkey’s president in Ankara | NEWSRUX

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will go to Ankara on Wednesday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the official go to following Friday prayers. He mentioned they’d focus on advancing Turkish-Saudi relations to a “a lot larger diploma” throughout delegational and one-on-one conferences on the presidential palace.

The crown prince’s go to to Turkey would proceed a quick thaw of relations following its breakdown after the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi within the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate.

Whereas by no means naming Prince Mohammed, Erdogan mentioned the operation that killed Khashoggi was ordered by the “highest ranges” of the Saudi authorities. Turkey had a case open towards 26 Saudi suspects in absentia however the prosecutor transferred the case to Saudi Arabia earlier this 12 months, paving the best way for his or her rapprochement.

Erdogan visited Saudi Arabia in April for the primary time in 5 years. His efforts to enhance relations with Saudi Arabia, in addition to the United Arab Emirates, comes as Turkey faces a significant financial disaster with official inflation at 73.5%, and Erdogan readies for elections in 2023. Talks with the UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan late final 12 months led to funding offers value $10bn after years of regional rivalry.

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