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Erdogan to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid Gulf crisis

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday.

Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour.

Turkey is a key ally of Qatar, which has been diplomatically and economically isolated by its Gulf neighbours over it supports terrorism.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain last month cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and issued 13 wide-ranging demands to lift their boycott of Doha, including the closure of a Turkish military base in the emirate.