Turkey's Kurtulmus urges dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

Kurtulmus says the Turkish military base in Doha was a Turkish-Qatari issue 

Turkey's Kurtulmus urges dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has called for dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resolve the Gulf crisis

In an interview with London-based Al-Araby television on Monday, Kurtulmus said the Turkish military base in Doha was a Turkish-Qatari issue. 

"Our foreign policy has an axis and a goal. We fight for justice and law in the world,” he said. “We don’t want clashes between our brothers and friends.” 

"Both the Gulf region and the Middle East are already in a great political turmoil, this is why we want the Gulf crisis to end peacefully," he said. 

Last month, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain all abruptly cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. 

Saudi Arabia also sealed its land border with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf nation. 

The four countries presented a list of 13 demands to Qatar, including the closure of the pan-Arab Al Jazeera television, or face further sanctions. 

Qatar, for its part, denied the accusations, saying the move to isolate it diplomatically was "unjustified" and in breach of international law. 

 

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