Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a two-day tour of the Gulf States. The program talks with Saudi Arabia’s king Salman. He will also meet with the monarchs of Bahrain and Qatar.
The main issue discussed at the talks with the Saudi monarch, was the situation in Syria. Turkey seeks to create in the border zone security zone with an area of about 5,000 square kilometers. It is proposed to place the refugee camps.
The foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir said on the eve of the visit, between Ankara and Riyadh have no differences on the Syrian issue.
Another key issue is the relationship with the new US administration. The relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia with President Barack Obama was extremely difficult. Turkey – because of the support of the administration of the Kurds, and Saudi Arabia – due to the rapprochement between the United States and Iran. Both States hope to improve relations.
From Riyadh, the President arrived in Doha for talks with Qatari monarch, Sheikh Tamim al-Thani. Qatar is one of the major investors in the Turkish economy. The total investment exceeded $ 20 billion. Turnover of Turkish companies operating in Qatar amounted to about $ 14 billion.