Analysis: regional rivals reconcile in Jeddah while reason for three-year rift remains elephant in the room
With awkward embraces and fixed grins, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mohammed bin Salman struck a pose of reconciliation. For the past three years, the presence of the Turkish leader and the Saudi crown prince in the same room would have been unthinkable, but in a drawing room of a Jeddah palace on Friday, both tried to signal a new beginning.
Million dollar smiles, billion dollar handshake. pic.twitter.com/744wFvYYzi
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