Crown Prince bin Salman visits Ankara
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Turkey on Wednesday, for the first time since the murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. The two countries are hoping to improve their bilateral relations. Is this at all appropriate?
Oil wins out over human rights
In today's world hardly anyone is even asking about human rights, Jutarnji list criticises:
“International circumstances are playing into the hands of Crown Prince Mohammed, who is using his vast wealth and Riyadh's oil to lure Western government leaders and private business partners. His hope is that the change in geopolitics will soften the criticism of human rights violations in the kingdom.”
Why not also welcome Assad while we're at it?
The government is using selective amnesia for the sake of economic interests again, Yeni Mesaj observes:
“In this way it can sign deals that will win it weeks or even months economically and rein in the dollar exchange rate, which is on the verge of spiraling out of control. This is even understandable. But in that case it's incomprehensible why the diplomatic channels with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remain closed when, for a few billion dollars, a new page could be turned with a country whose name is linked to a murder committed in our country.”