he meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on April 28 at al-Salam Palace in Jeddah marks a sea change in the two countries’ relations which had reached a nadir after several events in the past.
Early this year, Saudi Arabia and Greece strengthened their bilateral cooperation.
However, all of that didn’t matter and quickly became a sideshow against the backdrop of the measures that were immediately enacted by the Saudi government following the airing of the episode by the online platform of Qatari state-owned Al Jazeera.
iddle Eastern politics experienced the peak of Turkish-Saudi partnership during the 2015-2016 period as ASELSAN, one of the top Turkish defense companies, signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with promising Saudi defense companies TAQNIA and KACST.
akistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become complicated in recent years as a result of changing regional geopolitics.
For Saudi Arabia, food security is a serious problem and, therefore, this is one of the most important reasons to maintain good relations with the Balkans.
The Saudis under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) have been the clearest example of this malevolent endeavor.
conomic concerns remain one of the top issues for the Saudi leadership.
audi Arabia has become a frequently mentioned actor in the international media.
ndoubtedly, Israel is experiencing its most eased period in regional politics over the past few years, which is partly due to the positive trajectory of its relations with Saudi Arabia compared to previous years.
audi authorities have recently arrested eight human rights defenders who were supporting the women activists whose trial was widely condemned by international human rights groups.
Yet recently more Turks are paying closer attention to the deepening relationship between the Kurdish, Marxist group and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which must be understood within the framework of Riyadh aligning closely with Abu Dhabi’s increasingly anti-Turkish foreign policy agenda in the greater Arab/Islamic world.
audi Arabia’s foreign policy has been in transformation particularly since the start of the Arab uprisings that began in Tunisia in late 2010.
However, the country has recently been going through a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia.
This is understood from the way blockading countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have been developing their policies against Qatar.
How should the developments in Saudi Arabia be read? Right after the formation of the “anti-corruption commission” on November 4 under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Selman, there were shocking news about numerous arrests occurring in Saudi Arabia.
The most striking example of this new international structure manifests itself in how Saudi and Emirati national interests dictated and enabled these Gulf monarchies to respond to the Russian attacks in Ukraine more cautiously and openly refusing an automatic alignment with the United States.