The Turkish president has successfully claimed the moral high ground vacated by President Trump, and he has kept up the pressure on Saudi Arabia.
In Pardoning Saudi Arabia, Trump Gives Guidance to Autocrats

The president laid out a foreign policy where alliances are transactional, jobs outweigh values and friends are excused for abhorrent acts.

Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas announced that 18 Saudi nationals believed to be connected to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been banned from entering Europe’s border-free Schengen zone.

Trump ‘stands with’ Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi

President issues extraordinary statement of support and repeats Saudi claim that murdered journalist was ‘enemy of the state’

NBC News – Nov 15, 11:44 AM

By Carol E. Lee, Julia Ainsley and Courtney Kube WASHINGTON — The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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