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Saudi-Turkish Detente Portends Powerful Regional Alliance

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This Wednesday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plane will land in Turkey for the first time in four years. For both him and his host, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this signifies the closing of a cycle of hostility, loathing and deep disconnect created by the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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