Erdogan: Turkey-Qatar force command serves stability of region
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a joint force command of Ankara and Doha serves stability and peace of not only Qatar but also the Gulf region.
"It [Turkey-Qatar Combined Joint Force Command] serves stability and peace of not only Qatar but also the Gulf region," the Turkish leader said during his visit to Turkish troops at Tariq bin Ziyad military post in Doha.
"We have never left our friends alone in any period of the history against threats and risks, and we never will," Anadolu Agency cited him as saying.
According to Erdogan, Turkey attributes great importance to peace, security and stability of the Gulf region where it is "connected with deep roots,"
He noted he and the accompanying Turkish officials held "fruitful, successful and sincere" meetings with their counterparts during the day.
"We confirmed our will to strengthen bilateral ties from a strategic perspective, and boosted our cooperation with the new agreements we signed," the Turkish president said.