Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has travelled to Turkey for the first time in years for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aiming to fully normalise ties that were ruptured after the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The Turkish president welcomes the crown prince at the presidential palace in Ankara for talks on Wednesday afternoon. No public statements are expected.
The visit comes as part of a tour that included stops in Egypt and Jordan earlier this week.
It is expected to bring “a full normalisation and a restoration of the pre-crisis period,” a senior Turkish official told Reuters. “A new era will begin.”
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