Turkey declared neutrality during the crisis in the Persian Gulf

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey does not intend to take sides during the crisis in the Persian Gulf. As reported by Reuters, citing Arab sources, said the head of the foreign Ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu.

“Turkey takes an equidistant position with respect to both the Qatar and Saudi Arabia,” the Minister said during a press conference in Kuwait. However, he denounced sanctions imposed by the Saudi Kingdom, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain against Qatar over its support of terrorism. Cavusoglu arrived on a visit to Kuwait in order to discuss the possibility of settlement of the conflict between the Gulf countries.

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On Tuesday, June 13, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the isolation of Qatar inhuman and contrary to Islamic values. According to the Turkish leader, the methods used against Doha, unacceptable. “As if in the attitude of Qatar sentenced to death,” — he said.

5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar. Representatives of the countries accused Doha of destabilizing the political situation in the Arab States, as well as in support of terrorist organizations, including Islamic state and “al-Qaeda” (both group banned in Russia). Later also joined the boycott Yemen, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania, Union of Comoros.

The government of Qatar, all deny the charges and call the isolation an infringement of States to sovereignty.