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Realist Erdogan embraces Saudi prince with eye on new prizes

A beneficiary of Ukraine war, Mohammed bin Salman beams on comeback tour

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands alongside Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman at a welcome ceremony in Ankara on June 22.    © Turkish presidency

CANAKKALE, Turkey -- "Hello, prince of youth / Oh, my good sir / Your ambition is for the clouds"

A band sang these words at a banquet in Ankara on Wednesday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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