Mevlut Cavusoglu pushes efforts to end Qatar dispute

June 16, 2017

Foreign minister says, after holding talks in Qatar and Kuwait, ‘problem can’t be solved with embargoes and sanctions’.

As the rift between Qatar and the Saudi-led bloc enters its second week, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, has said that Qatari authorities does not want the diplomatic crisis to continue.

Cavusoglu held talks in Kuwait with his counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah on Thursday to push mediation efforts aimed at resolving the dispute.

While saying an eagerness to resolve the crisis was seen in meetings with Qatari officials, Cavusoglu said Qatari officials are seeking proof of the accusations levelled against their country.

“We share our views to resolve this problem and remain impartial, but we say what is wrong without hesitation,” he said on his return to Ankara from Kuwait on Thursday.