इंडियन आवाज़     20 Apr 2018 04:21:03      انڈین آواز

Saudi-Turkish ties strained due to different policies toward Qatar

Ties between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have begun to fray due to sharply different policies toward Qatar. Saudi Arabia has led other Arab nations in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations that the small Gulf nation backs terror groups. Qatar denies this and says the decision to isolate it is politically motivated.

Turkey has criticised the decision and authorised the deployment of additional troops to Qatar in a show of support.

Two prominent Saudi tour guides told The Associated Press today that some Saudis are cancelling planned visits to Turkey for the upcoming Muslim Eid holiday, which starts next week.

Saudi Arabia says around 250,000 Saudis visited Turkey last year.

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