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Erdogan engages in phone diplomacy over Lebanon

Turkey Materials 15 January 2011 18:42
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had phone conversations with several Middle Eastern leaders to discuss the political crisis in Lebanon, his office said in a statement on Saturday.
Erdogan engages in phone diplomacy over Lebanon

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had phone conversations with several Middle Eastern leaders to discuss the political crisis in Lebanon, his office said in a statement on Saturday.

Erdogan spoke with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Saudi Arabi's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani on the phone, Anadolu Agency reported.

Erdogan will continue his phone diplomacy on Lebanon, the statement said.

On Friday, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited Turkey and had a meeting with Erdogan after a political crisis erupted in his country following the resignation of 11 ministers from the cabinet.

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