Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu visits Qatar amid regional tension
ANKARAForeign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Qatar on June 14 amid regional tensions between Gulf states.
He was accompanied by Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.
Çavuşoğlu will be received by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and discuss bilateral relations and recent regional developments in a bilateral meeting with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen abruptly cut diplomatic relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.
Mauritania followed suit shortly thereafter, while Jordan downgraded its diplomatic relations with Qatar.
Doha denied the accusations and characterized as “unjustified” the attempt to isolate it diplomatically.
Turkey has said it stood with Qatar against sanctions and urged Saudi Arabia to take the lead in finding a solution to the crisis.
“The king of Saudi Arabia, as leader of the Gulf, should solve this issue,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said June 13.
“I especially think that he should lead the way toward resolving this crisis,” he added.