Erdogan begins Gulf tour to mediate in Qatar crisis

The Turkish president’s visit comes in the context of diplomatic efforts in the region to address the crisis with Qatar.


:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan begins a two-day tour of the Gulf region which will see him visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.

Erdogan’s office announced last week that his two-day tour will begin with a visit to Kuwait to discuss the latest mediation efforts that it has conducted since the start of the crisis in Qatar. He will then visit Saudi Arabia and later Doha to discuss the possibility of taking steps to resolve the crisis between Qatar and Anti-Terror Quartet countries.

The Turkish president’s visit comes in the context of diplomatic efforts in the region to address the crisis with Qatar.

The Anti-Terror Quartet of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt decided to impose a diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar last month for the latter’s history of supporting terrorism and extremist groups in the region.

Ankara has refused to back down from establishing a military base in Qatar or withdraw Turkish troops it has sent to Doha.













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