Qatar-Turkey ties important for region's future: Erdogan Feb 16, 2017 0 2592 12345 QNADohaThe Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed bilateral relations and ways of bolstering them in all areas to serve the interests of the two countries during official talks at the Emiri Diwan on Wednesday. They exchanged views about the situation in Palestine, Syria and Yemen, and discussed a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern. The session was attended by the Deputy Emir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al Thani and a number of ministers and members of the official delegation. Earlier, in an interview with Al Arab newspaper, Erdogan stressed the importance of Qatari-Turkish relations, which have witnessed rapid development in all fields in recent years. The Turkish President pointed out that Qatari-Turkish close cooperation is very important for region's future. Erdogan said his country will not forget Qatar's solidarity and support during the failed coup attempt on June 15, emphasising that Qatar proved that it is a real friend. Erdogan affirmed that Qatar and Turkey support regional peace and work to put an end to terrorism and all sorts of security threats. Regarding Qatar's mediatory role in conflict resolution in trouble spots, Erdogan said,"We have to give Qatar a special status for adopting a dynamic, reasonable and strong foreign policy, as it seeks to find solutions to crises, plays a mediatory role and suggests real and serious solutions by taking the reins of initiatives."Meanwhile, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu ruled out any possibility of engaging with Syrian leader Bashar al Assad."Turkey strongly believes that the Syrian crisis should be resolved through a political dialogue that leads to the establishment of a transition government until people decide their leader through an election."