Arab and international Since 2017-06-30 at 19:37 (Baghdad time)
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US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed on Friday ways to resolve the current diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region, the White House said.
In a statement issued by the White House, the two leaders discussed "various issues, including ways to overcome the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its neighbors, and ensure that all countries work to prevent and combat terrorism."
"President Trump stressed the importance of strengthening our allies and partners in efforts to combat terrorism and extremism in all their forms," the statement added.
It should be noted that after the call, the Turkish President called Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Gulf region is currently experiencing considerable internal tension against the backdrop of the announcement of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, on the morning of 05/06/2017, the severance of all diplomatic relations with Qatar and the cessation of maritime movement, land and air with the country.
These countries have accused the Qatari authorities of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region, but Qatar has strongly denied the charges, stressing that "these actions are unjustified and based on baseless allegations and allegations."
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have submitted to the Qatari authorities a list of 13 demands that would be implemented as a condition for lifting the siege on Doha, including the closure of the Turkish military base in Qatar and the closure of Al Jazeera.
For its part, Turkey has repeatedly stressed its opposition to the blockade imposed on Qatar by the countries of its neighbors, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on these developments: "We do not believe that sanctions against Qatar is correct, and this situation will not benefit anyone, This period in which we need, in particular, solidarity and cooperation ... We welcome Qatar's cold blood and we will continue to develop relations with it. "