Turkish President held important phone call with Saudi King Salman
RIYADH - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held important phone call with Saudi King Salman.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has received a telephonic call for an Eid greeting from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi media reported on Wednesday.
According to Arab News, the Saudi king thanked the Turkish president for the call and greeted him on the occasion.
The phone call comes days after Saudi Arabia hosted the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in the holy city of Makkah, but with the notable absence of the Turkish president from the summit.
Turkey, a regional heavyweight, was instead represented by its Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the meeting of the 57-member bloc of Islamic countries.
Erdogan's visit would have been his first to the kingdom since the brutal murder last October of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.