Turkish, Qatari leaders talk bilateral, regional issues in Ankara
ANKARAPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sept. 14 discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.
The two leaders met at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, Turkish presidential sources said.
The sources said Erdoğan and al-Thani also agreed that a diplomatic solution should be found to the Qatar crisis.
In early June, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups in the region.
The four countries also imposed an embargo on Qatar and issued a long list of demands, including the closure of Doha-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera, under the threat of further sanctions.
Qatar has refused to submit, denying charges that it supports terrorism and describing the bloc’s efforts to isolate it as a violation of international law and an infringement of its national sovereignty.