Turkey's Erdogan & Saudi Crown Prince to Meet and Discuss Full Reconciliation

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, is traveling to Turkey today to meet with Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting is to normalize relations and lay out the path for full reconciliation, which had been broken with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Both countries have room for major growth as Turkey is in need of financial support and the crown prince is in need of improving his public image. All of this comes ahead of Turkey's presidential elections, and the money that could be offered from Saudi Arabia will come just in time to stimulate Turkey's economy.

In April, Turkey dropped the trial over the death of the journalist which occurred in Istanbul in 2018 in a first move effort to normalize relations. The meeting is scheduled to take place this afternoon and there will not be any public statements on the schedule. This is a very specific one on one meeting for discussions on energy, economy, and security as well. There is also an outlined plan that will be discussed for Saudi money to enter the capital markets of Turkey.


For those who are unfamiliar with the circumstances, a brief history into the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi:

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi national and Saudi critic, columnist for the Washington Post, former editor of Al-Watan, and GM & editor and chief of the Al-Arab News Channel, as well as a Fox News contributor. He was assassinated by a Saudi hit squad at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey in 2018. He had been lured to the consulate in Istanbul on the pretense of papers for his upcoming wedding. He was strangled and suffocated, then dismembered by a 15-man Saudi hit squad which operated closely with the Crown Prince. Khashoggi's final moments were caught on audio and released by the Turkish government.

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