Turkey minister steps in to resolve Qatar-Gulf crisis

Jun 16, 2017, 7:24 AM EDT
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
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In a bid to resolve the deepening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-led bloc, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday met his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah and informed him that Doha favors ending the dispute.

After returning to Ankara, Cavusoglu said that imposing sanctions and embargoes on Qatar is not a solution, adding that the accusations against the isolated state should be put on the table and proved, writes Al Jazeera.  

Turkey, which itself has suffered international isolation, shares ideological stances with Qatar and perceives it as an ally in the face of widespread criticism over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, viewed as a “terrorist organization” by many states, notes the BBC.