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Turkey willing to mediate Gulf dispute

Foreign minister says blockade on Qatar is harming innocent citizens

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu talks to the Nikkei Asian Review.

TOKYO -- Turkey is willing to play a mediating role in the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbors, its foreign minister said.

In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday, Mevlut Cavusoglu also criticized the Gulf states that have imposed a blockade on Qatar, saying the action is only hurting innocent civilians.

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