Erdogan, Prince Salman may meet at G20 Summit

ANKARA, Nov 22 (Sputnik) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Thursday.

“We will see, depends on the summit program, maybe,” Kalin told journalists, responding to a question on the possibility of such a meeting on the margins of the summit.

Argentina will host the G20 summit on November 30 – December 1.

Relations between Ankara and Riyadh have been strained following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a well-known journalist and critic of the Saudi government, on October 2.

Khashoggi went missing after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh initially denied any knowledge of the journalist’s whereabouts.

However, amid growing pressure from Western allies to provide explanations, the Saudi authorities acknowledged that the Washington Post columnist was killed inside the consulate.

On November 15, the Saudi Prosecutor General’s Office said that the journalist had been killed with a drug injection and his body had been dismembered and taken out of the consulate, adding that a total of 21 people had been detained in relation to the case. 


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