Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly held talks via phone with leaders of Saudi Arabia, King Salman and its new crown prince to seek ways to end the diplomatic row between Qatar and Gulf of Arab states.
Reports say the leaders agreed to increase efforts to end tension related to Qatar, sources from Erdogan’s office said on Thursday.
“Agreement was reached on increasing efforts towards ending tension in the region related to Qatar,” the sources said in a statement.
A day ago, Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways urged US President Donald Trump to intervene in the ongoing diplomatic row between his country and other Gulf states.
Akbar said he expects Trump’s intervention “to make sure that this blockade is lifted soonest…especially since he knows that we are part of his alliance against terrorism.”
The CEO who was speaking at the Paris Air Show, called the blockade illegal. He said “People will not forget” and also warned that the sanction imposed on his country by neighbouring Gulf countries “will leave a lasting wound.”
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