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Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

DUBAI: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Doha denies the charges. The boycotting countries want Qatar to close down a Turkish base, curb relations with their arch-foe Iran and shutter the Al…