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Erdogan Says Saudi Crown Prince to Visit As Ties Warm

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in 2017.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in 2017.

Photographer: Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu/Getty Images

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will visit Turkey next week for talks aimed at improving ties, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. 

The trip could also deliver a boost to Turkey’s deteriorating economy. It comes after years of regional rivalry, exacerbated by the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.