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Erdogan, MBS embrace "new era” for Turkish-Saudi ties in Ankara

Saudi prince's state visit represents economic and regional necessities for Turkey, even as the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate remains unresolved.
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a royal welcome from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a visit that Turkish officials say marks the full normalization of ties between the two regional powers. 

Following years of deep hostility over the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, “A new era will begin,” a senior Turkish official told Reuters news agency. The two leaders were expected to discuss bilateral investments in a range of areas including construction, energy and tourism and the possible sale of Turkey’s much vaunted killer drones to the Kingdom. 

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