June 2, 2023

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Why Erdogan of Turkey is eager to get closer to the Saudi Crown Prince

  • Shakeel Anwar
  • BBC Bungalow, London

Image source, Reuters

After the assassination of prominent journalist Jamal Kashoki at the Saudi embassy building in Istanbul in 2018, angry Turkish President Erdogan pointed directly to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for this.

After that, relations between the two most influential countries in the Muslim world began to grow rapidly. Within a year, relations between the two reached a very low level, with Saudi Arabia officially banning the import of Turkish goods.

Erdogan, on the other hand, did not hesitate to drag the Saudi royal family for long when he had the opportunity. There was a long period of mudslinging between the two governments, with the media controlled by the two governments.