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Erdogan's Saudi visit to mark vital step in Turkey's regional realignment

The Turkish president is expected to travel to the kingdom during Ramadan following the end of the Khashoggi case in Turkey.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses media representatives during a press conference at an European Union (EU) summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on March 24, 2022.

ISTANBUL — A widely anticipated visit to Saudi Arabia by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could see the Turkish leader cement ties with Ankara’s greatest regional rival following the transfer of the Jamal Khashoggi case.

Turkey has been on a diplomacy drive over the past year to reset relations with countries it fell out with in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, when its support for groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood was perceived as a threat by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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