Saudi King Abdullah and Turkey’s Gul discuss Syria and bilateral relations


Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz received Turkey's visiting President Abdullah Gul at the royal palace in Jeddah, Saudi’s official news agency reported late on Sunday.

The meeting touched on the current regional and international developments in addition to the prospects of relations between the two countries and means of boosting them, according to SPA.

President Gul’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes within an agreement between Riyadh and Ankara regarding the importance of putting an end to the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Syria, according to Al Arabiya.

“There is an agreement between the stands of both Saudi Arabia and Turkey over the Syrian crisis. Both states stress the importance of putting an end to the bloody crackdown on protesters,” Abdullahj Al Shimary, a Saudi political analyst, told Al Arabiya.

King Abdullah last Monday called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and recalled the Saudi ambassador from Damascus.