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Saudi crown prince balances Turkey visit with stops in Greece and Cyprus

Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to visit Turkey as part of a regional tour shows that the kingdom has no intention to upset Greece and Cyprus while mending fences with Turkey.
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A forthcoming visit by the Saudi crown prince could have made Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan all smiles — had he not added Greece and Cyprus to his tour. At a time of resurging tensions between Turkey and Greece, the prince’s itinerary comes as a message that Saudi Arabia has no intention to upset its friends while mending fences with Turkey.

The planned tour of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, widely referred to as MbS, will take him also to Egypt and Jordan, with the exact schedule still under discussion, according to Reuters. The trip could happen as soon as early June, two sources told the agency.

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