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>> For weeks, a steady drip of gruesome evidence from Turkish officials has fueled global outrage over Khashoggi's murder. But recently it's gone quiet, two months since the death of the journalist in Istanbul's Saudi consulate. And US President Trump's unwavering support for the kingdom's powerful prince has put Turkey in a bind.
Reuters Turkey bureau chief Dominic Evans explains.>> That means two problems for Turkey. It means first of all, if it carries on sticking its neck out, being the main country confronting Saudi Arabia, it could end up looking isolated while other countries start getting back to business with Saudi Arabia.
Which is, after all, the world's biggest oil exporter. It could also find that that confrontation with Saudi Arabia damages it's own very fragile ties with the United States, which have just been beginning to improve.>> Turkey just doesn't need better relations with the US. It also can't afford a confrontation with a powerful regional economy, at a time when it's facing its own financial woes.
Without naming him, Erdogan has repeatedly suggested the prince has questions to answer over Khashoggi's murder. One of his advisors has said bluntly that Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler has the journalist's blood on his hands. That rocky relationship could be reset this week at the G20 summit in Argentina.
Turkish officials say President Erdogan and Mohammed bin Salman could meet.>> If there is a meeting, Turkish officials have said they will use it to repeat the message they say Erdogan gave to the crown prince a month ago in a phone call, when he said Turkey wants to find out who was behind this killing, but is not seeking vengeance against Saudi Arabia itself.
>> The young crown prince is only 33. Heir to the throne, he could be running Saudi Arabia for decades to come. And that's a long time for Turkey to have an enemy in the region.