Erdogan to visit Qatar on Nov 15

 08 Nov 2017 - 12:38

Erdogan to visit Qatar on Nov 15
(File photo) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) waves to supporters on November 6, 2017 during the launch of a project to built a new opera house in Istanbul. AFP / OZAN KOSE


ISTANBUL: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan will travel next week to Qatar, which Ankara has supported in its dispute with powerful Gulf Arab neighbours, presidential sources said on Wednesday.

They said Erdogan would visit Doha on Wednesday, following trips to Russia and Kuwait.

Turkey has increased trade with Qatar since the start of the embargo and the two countries have held joint military exercises in the Gulf state, where Ankara has a military base. It has said it will deploy 3,000 troops at the base.