Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdel-Rahman Al Thani prior to their meeting in Ankara, Friday, July 14, 2017. (Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)
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Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held talks in Turkey Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes.The talks, announced only hours in advance, got under way at Erdogan's presidential palace in the capital Ankara, the Turkish presidency said.Erdogan has been a major supporter of Doha in the crisis that has left Qatar diplomatically and economically isolated.Erdogan has carefully worked to improve Ankara's relations with Riyadh, hit in 2013 by the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, a close ally of Ankara.
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