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(From Turkish Daily News)
Monarch in all but name for 10 years already, Saudi Arabia's new reformist King Abdullah can wield full authority after succeeding his half-brother Fahd, but will not wrench the conservative kingdom onto a different path.
"I cannot imagine there will be any particular change in the (foreign) policy undertaken by the late King Fahd," the Saudi ambassador to London, Prince Turki al-Faisal, said. Asked whether the same applied to oil policy, he said: "Absolutely."
Abdullah has run Saudi Arabia's day-to-day affairs since Fahd suffered a stroke in 1995, and has been the central decision-maker on issues ranging from oil and the …