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Qatar crisis issue may turn to global problem: Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that the Qatar issue might soon turn into a global problem if the tension in the gulf region increases.

“A new problem area that may be created here in Qatar would not be limited inside the region,” Anadolu news agency quoted Binali Yildirim, as saying at a fast-breaking (iftar) dinner in Istanbul. He added that the risk of this issue becoming a global problem was very high due to the geostrategic nature of the region.

Yildirim called on the countries of the gulf region, who are in conflict with Qatar, to act responsibly and contribute to reducing the tension rather than increasing it.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also promised to continue supporting Qatar amid a diplomatic row engulfing that Gulf state.

Erdogan said he had never witnessed Doha supporting terrorism, adding Turkey “will continue to give all kinds of support to Qatar.”

The Turkish leader has urged Saudi Arabia to reduce tensions and lift sanctions. However, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the U.A.E. in a collective statement has accused 59 individuals and 12 charity organisations in Qatar of being “linked to terror.”

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