Qatar’s, Turkey’s defense heads talk
ANKARA, Turkey — Qatar’s defense minister held talks with his Turkish counterpart Friday as the Persian Gulf nation’s feud with four other major Arab states continued.
Defense Ministry officials said Qatar’s Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah met with Turkey’s Fikri Isik in Ankara, but did not provide details.
Turkey is adamant to keep its military base in the small Gulf Arab state and has sided with Qatar in the dispute, which saw Arab countries cut ties to Doha earlier this month, accusing it of supporting terror groups. Qatar denies the accusation.