ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he never witnessed Doha supporting terrorism, adding that Turkey “will continue to give all kinds of support to Qatar” amid Arab crisis.
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“Now, there are ones who are bothered because of us being together with our Qatari brothers or sending and exporting food supplies, drugs etc – no matter if they are in hunger or thirst – should excuse us. We will continue to give all our support to Qatar,” Russian Today quoted Erdogan, as saying at an iftar with members of his Justice and Development (AK) Party in Istanbul.
Erdogan also urged Saudi Arabia to ease tensions and sanctions, adding that there would not be any winner in the “fight of brothers.”
Calling Saudi Arabia, he said: “You have to work for bringing brothers together. This is what we expect from Saudi, the Custodian of the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina”.
On June 5, Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt, and other ally countries had announced their decision to cut all diplomatic relations with fellow Gulf Arab state, Qatar, for allegedly supporting terrorism and extremism.