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Saudi crown prince discusses ties with Turkish defense minister

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received a telephone call on Wednesday from Turkey's Minister of Defense Fikri Isik, according to SPA.

Ankara has backed Qatar in its dispute with four Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, which have imposed sanctions on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar denies the charges.

The telephone call was initiated by the Turkish minister in which "bilateral ties, especially in the field of defense, were discussed". 

Qatar said on Tuesday that more Turkish troops had arrived at a military base in Doha after Ankara fast-tracked legislation last month for more soldiers to be deployed there. It gave no figures.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have imposed sanctions on Qatar demanding it meet several demands, including the closure of the Turkish military base in Doha. 

Qatar has rejected the demands but said it was open for talks with the four countries.
Last Modified: Thursday، 13 July 2017 12:04 PM
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