Crown Prince holds talks with Tunisian President

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He was received upon his arrival at the airport by President Beji Caid Essebsi.

In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, Essebsi explained that the founding king advised the late Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba to adopt the politics of stages, which is the policy now pursued by Tunisia at present.

Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will both attend this week's G20 summit in Argentina.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Monday, continuing his first trip overseas since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul drew global condemnation.

Prince Mohammed's stay in Tunisia is part of a regional tour, which comes as Khashoggi's murder leads to increased scrutiny of Saudi Arabia's role in Yemen's devastating war.

The complaint also accuses the crown prince and Saudi government of torture of Saudi citizens.

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Erdoğan has implicated the crown prince, the Saudi de facto ruler, and other top Saudi leaders in Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at American University of Beirut, said the Saudi crown prince's visit to the region was aimed at telling his domestic audience that he was given a strong welcome by the kingdom's Arab allies.

A day earlier, about 200 protesters gathered in the same spot to say the crown prince wasn't welcome in this North African nation.

The Tunisian journalists' union sent a letter to the president calling it an "attack on the principles" of the 2011 revolution that brought democracy and freedom of expression to Tunisia. It will not hold a news conference, a usual event at top visits. However, the Trump administration has been reluctant to further punish the Saudi government, citing alliance significance and Saudi Arabia's purchase of US military equipment. Some critics have likened the Tunisian Ennahda party to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. The four accused Doha of supporting terrorism and Iran - charges Doha denies.

The Sydney Morning Herald speculated on Tuesday that Argentine officials will treat their investigation as "preliminary" and not almost far enough advanced to produce an arrest warrant for the crown prince, who would most likely claim diplomatic immunity in any event. Articles appear on for a limited time.

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