Saudi crown prince pays 1st visit to Turkey since death of Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Wednesday arrived in Ankara, Turkey's capital, to start his first visit to Turkey since the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted the crown prince with a grand welcoming ceremony, which was followed by a private meeting between the two leaders.
Turkey is the third stop of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's regional tour, which also brought him to Egypt and Jordan.
Khashoggi, a Saudi columnist for The Washington Post, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, causing international backlashes against the crown prince, and plunging the bilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and Turkey onto a rock bottom.
In addition, the two countries didn't see eye to eye on a range of regional issues concerning Egypt, Libya, and Syria.
Ankara, which is in the throes of a deep economic downturn, has been recently seeking to restore ties with Riyadh and other Gulf Arab countries.