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Erdogan could meet Saudi Crown Prince on G20 sidelines: Turkish spokesman

AFP , Thursday 22 Nov 2018
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina next week, the Turkish presidential spokesman said Thursday.

"We are looking at the programme," spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara. "There could be" a meeting between the two men, he said.

Such a meeting would be the first face-to-face encounter between Erdogan and the crown prince since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last month created tensions between the two countries.

The two men previously spoke on the phone last month where they discussed joint efforts to shed light on what happened to Khashoggi.

The Saudi prosecutor sought the death penalty for the five "charged with ordering and committing the crime and for the appropriate sentences for the other indicted individuals."

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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