Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Erdogan backs Qatar in dispute with Arab neighbours

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended Qatar after several countries severed diplomatic ties, saying he personally would have intervened if accusations that the tiny Gulf emirate supports "terrorism" were true.

Erdogan stood to defend Qatar on Tuesday, saying he intends to "develop" ties with the embattled Gulf state hit by sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies.

"Let me say at the outset that we do not think the sanctions against Qatar are good," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara .... http://www.aljazeera.com