Turkey and Saudi Arabia: A new era or cold reconciliation?

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As part of a regional tour that took him to Egypt and Jordan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) visited Turkey on 22 June. The visit was his first since he assumed the position of the Crown Prince in 2017 instead of Prince Mohammad bin Nayef following a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar. It comes after five years of tense relations between Ankara and Riyadh against the backdrop of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in his own country’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018. In April, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Saudi Arabia for the first time since 2017, where he met King …

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