Erdogan is visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time in years, in a bid to mend ties 2022-04-28 18:52:00


Erdogan seeks to repair relations with Saudi Arabia amid… Economic Challenges in his country before next year’s elections.
The Turkish presidency said in a statement that the president accompanied his wife, Amina, and a number of Turkish officials on an official two-day visit to the country. He was greeted by an official party before the king Salman.

Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018 sparked a global protest against the kingdom and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Turkish officials said Khashoggi, a prominent critic of bin Salman, was killed and dismembered inside the consulate in an operation approved by “the highest levels” in Riyadh. The accusations soured relations between the two regional powers, which led to an unofficial Saudi boycott of Turkish goods, which reduced Ankara’s exports to the kingdom by 90%. Reuters reported.
last year, US intelligence assessment That the Crown Prince himself approved the operation. This claim has been denied.
Earlier this month, a Turkish court ruled that the trial in absentia of 26 suspects accused of the Khashoggi murder. can be moved to Saudi Arabia, in a move that could effectively end the case.

In March, the Turkish public prosecutor requested that the nearly two-year trial be halted and transferred to Saudi Arabia because arrest warrants for the suspects could not be carried out, and their statements could not be taken.