Turkey’s Pres., Saudi King discuss developments in Yemen
ANKARA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyib Erdogan and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed Friday by telephone the current developments in Yemen.
Erdogan expressed his grave concern over the Houthi militiamen’s violations to agreements inked by Yemen and to the United Nations Security Council resolutions, Anadolu Agency reported, citing some sources at Turkey’s presidency.
Erdogan told King Salman that the international community is concerned over steps that pose a threat to the region’s stability and security and to the Yemen’s unity and territorial integrity, the agency said.
For his part, King Salman briefed President Erdogan on the current airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition forces on the Houthi militias in response to a request of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, it pointed out.
King Salman expressed his gratitude to President Erdogan for his support to military operations against the Houthis, it added.
The two leaders emphasized their commitment to upgrading their relations to highest levels, it noted.
Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told NTV, a Turkish news channel, that his country’s is ready for providing any kind of support, except the military one, to the Operation Decisive Storm on Yemen’s Houthis.
He added that he would meet with Gulf officials to determine the kinds of support to the operation.