Ankara (July 20, 2017): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a two day visit from 23rd of this month to Saudi Arabia and Qatar in his efforts to ease tension in the region.
Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Ankara would continue to play a “constructive and active” role to help solve what he described as a “pointless” crisis.
Erdogan is expected to visit Saudi Arabia then Kuwait on July 23 followed by Qatar on July 24. Turkey is a key ally of Qatar, which has been diplomatically and economically isolated by its Gulf neighbours over allegations it supports terrorism.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain last month cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and issued 13 demands to lift the blockade, including the closure of a Turkish military base in the emirate.