King Salman bin ‘Abdel-‘Aziz of Saudi Arabia arrived in Ankara on Monday for an official state visit that was aimed at strengthening the ties between his government and the Turkish regime.
The 80 year old king was welcomed by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Ankara International Airport on Monday morning.
According to the Hurriyet Daily News, the Syrian Conflict will be the main topic of discussion for the Saudi king and Erdogan during tomorrow’s session.
King Salman has ordered 500 luxurious cars to transport him from Ankara to Istanbul on Wednesday, so that he can attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting.
Local media reported that he will stay in Ankara in a 450 square-meter (4,850 sq ft) hotel suite, with bullet proof windows reinforced by bomb-resistant cement.
A 300-person Saudi delegation had earlier arrived in Ankara to coordinate the king’s accommodation and deal with security issues, the Hurriyet newspaper said.