Erdogan discusses Qatar crisis with number of leaders

Erdogan discusses Qatar crisis with number of leaders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with leaders of six countries yesterday as part of Turkey's efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis in the Gulf region.

According to presidential sources, Erdogan held phone conversations with French President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The president's calls highlighted the resolution of regional problems through dialogue and diplomacy, sources noted.

Erdogan also noted that Turkey is ready to provide all types of support to reduce tension, Daily Sabah reported.

President Erdogan had previously spoken with Russian, Qatari, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti leaders regarding the issue, the sources added.