World Europe & Russia Turkey's Erdogan, Saudi king agree to solve issues through...

Turkey’s Erdogan, Saudi king agree to solve issues through dialogue

-

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz agreed in a phone call to improve bilateral ties and solve outstanding disputes through dialogue, the Turkish presidency said early on Saturday.

Saudi state news agency SPA reported late on Friday that the king called Erdogan to coordinate efforts exerted within the work of the G20 summit, which will take place on November 21 and 22.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been at odds for some years over foreign policy and attitudes towards Islamist political groups. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018 sharply escalated tensions.

READ: Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi crown prince for murder

For more than a year, some Saudi and Turkish traders have speculated that Saudi Arabia was enforcing an informal boycott of imports from Turkey. Turkey’s leading business groups urged Saudi Arabia last month to improve trade relations.

“President Erdogan and King Salman agreed to keep channels of dialogue open to improve bilateral ties and overcome issues,” the Turkish presidency said in a statement, adding the two men had also discussed the G20 summit.

Where is Jamal Khashoggi?... - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Where is Jamal Khashoggi?… – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Egypt police detain dancer for ‘wearing an outfit betraying ancient heritage’

Egyptian police have detained a photographer and a dancer after they shot images outside the pyramids of Giza. Last week,...

Saving JCPOA necessary for resolving Iran’s nuclear issue

Referring to the next meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA which will be held in Vienna on...

Taoiseach does not anticipate further restrictions before Christmas

The Taoiseach has said he does not anticipate new Covid-19 restrictions before Christmas and has described the 400 daily...

KITWE COURT AQUITS DP LEADERS IN THE UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY

Kitwe~Tue,1st December 2020 By Brightwell Chabusha The Kitwe Subordinate Court has quashed the case...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you