TURKEY DISAPPROVES SANCTIONS ON QATAR

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said his disapproval of the sanctions imposed on Qatar, following diplomatic relations between several Arab countries and Qatar deteriorated.

“I want to clearly say that we disapprove the sanctions on Qatar,” Erdogan was quoted by the state-run Anadolu Agency, as saying.

“These developments, coming at a time when we need solidarity and cooperation more than ever, are no good for any country in the region,” he noted, in a fast-breaking iftar dinner, organised by the ruling Justice and Development Party, in the capital, Ankara.

On the same day,the Turkish president continued his efforts, in order to ease tensions, after decisions by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and the Maldives, to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, over claims of the latter’s “terrorism support.”

According to presidential sources, Erdogan has held phone calls with several leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.

The Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, said on Monday, Ankara hopes that the countries create a solution through dialogue and calm.

“The Turkish government is continuing its work at every level,” he added.–

Source: NAM News Network

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