Tur­key’s Er­do­gan meets emir of Kuwait

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Turk­ish pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan yes­ter­day met the emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ah­mad, to dis­cuss the dis­pute be­tween Qatar and its Gulf neigh­bours.

The two of­fi­cials ad­dressed their coun­tries’ re­la­tions and re­gional de­vel­op­ments, re­ported the state-run Kuwait News Agency, Kuna.

Mr Er­do­gan is sched­uled to visit Qatar today af­ter his talks in Kuwait, which has acted as a me­di­a­tor in the Gulf dis­pute. Ankara has sup­ported Qatar, where it has a mil­i­tary base.

Saudi Ara­bia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut all diplo­matic and trans­port ties with Qatar on June 5 over its sup­port for ex­trem­ists and in­ter­fer­ence in the in­ter­nal af­fairs of other coun­tries.

They have also de­manded that Qatar cool its re­la­tions with Iran, which has also in­ter­fered in other na­tions’ af­fairs.

The four Arab coun­tries stand by their de­ci­sion to boy­cott Qatar, say­ing they are will­ing to re-estab­lish com­mu­ni­ca­tions with Doha only if it ad­heres to re­gional and in­ter­na­tional agree­ments and prin­ci­ples and the de­mands they have is­sued.

Doha has so far re­fused to meet the quar­tet’s 13 de­mands, which in­clude the clo­sure of Qatar-owned Al Jazeera news chan­nel – which the quar­tet says pro­vides a plat­form for ex­trem­ists and dis­si­dents – and the shut­ting down of the per­ma­nent Turk­ish base in the coun­try.

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