August 11, 2019 / 7:42 PM / 8 days ago

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA

FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Saudi King Salman shake hands during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency SPA said.

Relations between Riyadh and Ankara had deteriorated after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate last year by Saudi agents.

Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Keith Weir

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