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A new diplomatic role for Turkey

  • Ankara hosted two important foreign guests on consecutive days last week. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman paid a long-awaited visit, and was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an official ceremony at the presidential complex. The crown prince’s visit came after years-long te...
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Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s road map to deeper relations

  • The long-awaited visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Turkey on Wednesday was part of his first tour outside of the Gulf since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also had stops in Egypt and Jordan — two countries that are set to participate in the Jeddah summit next month. The ...
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Riyadh and Ankara move to repair their relations

  • Significant encounters between Saudi and Turkish officials in the past week suggest an easing of tensions in political, economic and security relations. Foreign ministers Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in the Pakistani capi...
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Middle East’s shifting ties balanced on a diplomatic tightrope

  • The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 shifted the Middle East’s balance of power toward the three non-Arab states — Turkey, Iran and Israel — creating a new strategic environment. This environment went through a transformation after the Arab uprisings, which shifted the region’s center of gravity tow...
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Regional challenges encourage Saudi-Turkish cooperation

  • During a trade event in Istanbul on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia next month after receiving an invitation from Riyadh. The visit will be the first by the Turkish president to the Kingdom since February 2017, when he visited Saudi A...
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What a difference a year has made in Turkish-Gulf relations

  • As we approach the end of 2021, which is defined as a year of de-escalation and reconciliation, a review of Turkish-Gulf relations is important to give a better understanding of how the relationship has risen from rock bottom to reach a peak within the space of only a year. After 2010, Turkey’...
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Time to take Turkey-Gulf thaw beyond traditional limits

  • After almost a decade of tense ties, Ankara last month received two high-level Gulf officials: First, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and then Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and de facto ruler of the UAE. The latter’s visit received...
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New realities when it comes to Turkey and the Gulf

  • The pragmatic rapprochement between Turkey and some Gulf countries symbolizes the end of the cold war between them, and the start of a new era based on de-escalation and diplomacy. On Nov. 17, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani visited Turkey, where he held talks with his...
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Turkey tests the waters with new diplomatic outreach

  • February is shaping up to be a month in which we can expect to see some important regional and international developments. On Thursday, Greece hosted a “Friendship Forum” that brought together the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Cyprus and Bahrain. There was a strong Greek o...
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Kuwait starts new era after smooth leadership transition

  • Kuwait’s new crown prince, Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, ackowledges well-wishers before taking his oath of office. (AFP) There is a famous saying when it comes to Kuwait that indicates how leadership is an integral part of the country. It states: “Kuwait is Al-Sabah,...
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