Ibrahim Kalin, the Turkish president’s spokesman, said that his country is looking forward to repairing relations with Saudia Arabia with a positive agenda. He praised Saudi Arabia’s court, which sentenced eight defendants to jail last year in the case of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
Furthermore, the spokesman said: “Saudi Arabia has conducted trials and made a decision in the Khashoggi case, which we respect.”
“We are interested to repair relations with a more positive agenda with Saudi Arabia,” Kalin concluded, adding that he hoped to end the Saudi popular boycott.
Resumption of relations with Egypt
In another context, Erdogan’s spokesman indicated that the talks which will be held between Turkey and Egypt next week could end in renewed cooperation between the two countries to finish the war in Libya.
He revealed the heads of the intelligence services and the foreign ministers of the two countries are contacting each other; a Turkish diplomatic mission will visit Egypt in early May.
Erdogan’s spokesman added that the two countries (Egypt and Turkey) are interested in normalizing relations.
Egypt has expressed support for Turkey’s rapprochement efforts, but it continues to take a cautious approach to Turkish demands for improving ties between the two countries.