- Title: Turkey calls for dialogue over Qatar rift with Arab states
- Date: 5th June 2017
- Summary: ANKARA, TURKEY (JUNE 5, 2017) (REUTERS) TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER MEVLUT CAVUSOGLU AND GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER SIGMAR GABRIEL AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER MEVLUT CAVUSOGLU, SAYING: "We are saddened by the current picture and will give any support for its normalisation, we discussed this issue during our bilateral meeting. We see Germany shares the same feeling." OFFICIALS LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER MEVLUT CAVUSOGLU, SAYING: "Countries may of course have some issues, and different ideas, but dialogue must continue under every circumstance for existing problems to be resolved peacefully" NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 19th June 2017 13:37
- Keywords: Qatar Mevlut Cavusoglu Turkish Foreign Minister Turkey
- Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016K03QDJ
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- Story Text: Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday (June 5) he was saddened by a rift between Qatar and other Arab states, and called for dialogue to resolve the dispute.
"Countries may of course have some issues, but dialogue must continue under every circumstance for problems to be resolved peacefully," Cavusoglu told a news conference in Ankara.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.
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