Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute

Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is not in anyone's interest to prolong a crisis between Qatar and its neighbours, as he embarked on a two-day visit to the region, BBC reports.

Mr Erdogan will visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and then Qatar as he tries to resolve the dispute.

In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism and ties with Iran.

Qatar denies aiding any terror groups.

"No-one has any interest in prolonging this crisis any more," Mr Erdogan told reporters before leaving Istanbul airport.

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