Mohammed bin Salman to visit Turkey on June 22: Turkish officials

ISLAMABAD, June 18 ( Alliance News): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Turkey on June 22. Ankara and Riyadh are moving forward, forgetting the tensions that have arisen since the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashkji in 2018.

A senior Turkish official disclosed with Alliance News correspondent on Friday about the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Turkey.

It should be noted that this will be the first visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to Turkey after the brutal assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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The Turkish official added that details of the visit would be announced over the weekend, during which the two countries would sign a number of agreements.

The official added that the Crown Prince’s visit is expected to take place in the capital Ankara but it is not final yet, the location of the visit is yet to be confirmed.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had earlier visited Saudi Arabia in late April, where he met with the Saudi Crown Prince before leaving for Mecca.

The Saudi state news agency SPA reported at the time that the two leaders had given up. Reviewed Saudi relations and ways to develop them in all areas.

It may be recalled that in October 2018, Saudi agents assassinated and dismembered journalist Jamal Khashkji at the Istanbul Consulate of the Kingdom.

Jamal Khashoggi was a journalist familiar with Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs who later became a critic of the kingdom’s policies. The remains of the slain journalist have not yet been found.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan had earlier said that the “top leadership” of the Saudi government had ordered the journalist’s assassination.

Turkey launched a full-fledged investigation into the murder and angered the Saudi rulers by informing the world media of the glaring details of the assassination.

Turkey’s relations with Saudi Arabia had soured before the incident, with Turkey supporting Qatar during the Riyadh-led boycott of the Gulf state, but relations between the two countries soured for three years after the assassination of Jamal Khashkji. Be a victim of seal.

Saudi Arabia unofficially boycotted Turkish imports at the time, putting pressure on the Turkish economy.

With one year left in Turkey’s presidential election, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to gain the support of the Gulf states in the face of inflation and the crisis over the basic necessities of life.


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