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Erdogan: Qatar and Turkey cancel visa requirements

December 3, 2015 at 11:17 am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced yesterday that Turkey and Qatar have decided to abolish visa requirements for their citizens to travel between the two countries.

“The visa restrictions between Turkey and Qatar have been lifted. Now Turkish citizens and Qatari citizens will be able to travel to these countries without a visa,” Erdogan told reporters following a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha.

Erdogan also announced the signing of 15 joint agreements between the two countries.

In response to a reporter’s question about the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the state-owned Turkish Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAŞ) and the Qatari national petrol company regarding the long-term supply of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), Erdogan said the Qatari national petrol company intends to invest in this area in Turkey.

“We discussed steps in this regard and informed the Qatari side about the possibility of Turkey’s owning infrastructure to store natural gas,” Erdogan said.

The Turkish president arrived in the Qatari capital of Doha on Tuesday evening as part of a two-day official visit at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar.