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Ankara welcomes Yemen peace talks in Saudi

September 21, 2023 at 3:25 pm

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan speaks during a joint press conference with the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi (not seen) in Ankara, Turkiye on September 06, 2023 [Emin Sansar – Anadolu Agency]

Turkiye has said it welcomes talks in Saudi Arabia on ending the war in Yemen, calling for constructive support from all parties for a lasting solution, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

According to the report, Turkiye will continue to resolutely support preservation of the national unity and territorial integrity of brotherly Yemen.

“We welcome the talks hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh with the participation of Oman aimed at advancing the peace process in Yemen and call on all parties to constructively support the peace process to achieve a lasting solution in Yemen,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The five days of talks, which represented the highest-level public negotiations with the Houthis in the Kingdom, come as Saudi Arabia tries a renewed bid to end the years’ long coalition war it launched on Yemen.

The first round of the Oman-mediated consultations between Riyadh and Sanaa, which are running in parallel to UN peace efforts, was held in April when Saudi envoys visited Sanaa.

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