Friday April 29, 2022
Turkish President Erdogan performs Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
Recep Tayyip Erdogan performs Umrah rituals in Mekkah.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey performed Umrah rituals on Friday after arriving in Saudi Arabia five years.
Upon his arrival at the Grand Mosque, he was received by a number of officials from the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.
Saudi media on Thursday published images of the Turkish leader embracing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Erdogan met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "develop" relations in his first visit since the Jamal Khashoggi issue.
The pair "reviewed the Saudi-Turkish relations and ways to develop them in all fields," SPA report
Prior to flying from Istanbul to Saudi's second city Jeddah, where some roads were lined with Turkish and Saudi flags, Erdogan said he hoped "to launch a new era" in bilateral ties.
"We believe enhancing cooperation in areas including defence and finance is in our mutual interest," Erdogan said.