Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Currently, Turkey has a number of problems with Egypt and United Arab Emirates, Murat Yesiltas, director of security policy program of the Turkish Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), told Trend over phone.
He added that those Arab countries will likely to hamper Ankara's mediation in resolving the Qatar crisis.
The expert said that Ankara is sure that the Qatar crisis is a threat to the region and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also working to resolve the crisis.
"The fact that Turkey has good relations with Saudi Arabia gives a reason to think that Ankara can succeed in its mediation mission," said Yesiltas.
“While resolving the Qatar crisis, Turkey will be impartial,” he said, adding that the country does not plan to take anybody's position.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE announced about breaking their diplomatic relations with Qatar June 5, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East.
Later, the authorities of Libya, Yemen, as well as the Maldives and Mauritius also announced about breaking their diplomatic relations with Qatar.
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