Bloomberg: Turkey Chooses Sides in Gulf Conflict as Erdogan Defends Qatar
* Turkish president says Gulf action against Qatar not right
* Erdogan refrains from attacking Gulf allies including Saudis
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lined up behind Qatar in its feud with Saudi Arabia and regional allies, offering to mediate a resolution of a crisis that has thrown one of the world’s most strategically important regions into turmoil.
Categorization of Qatar as a terrorist state won’t help alleviate the problems facing the region which is in need of unity, Erdogan told a group of Turkish diplomats late Tuesday, while carefully avoiding any censure of the gas-rich emirate’s adversaries.
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