DOHA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in the Gulf state of Qatar, the second destination of his single-day working visit after Kuwait.

Private jet “TUR” carrying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and accompanying delegation landed at Doha Airport at 2.20 p.m. (1120GMT).

Erdogan was welcomed by a Qatari delegation headed by Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah and Turkey’s Ambassador to Qatar Mehmet Mustafa Goksu.

Accompanying the president are several top Turkish officials, including Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu, National Intelligence Organization (MIT) head Hakan Fidan, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.

Erdogan is scheduled to meet Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as part of his visit.

The duo is to discuss opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation and also exchange views on regional and international issues.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara

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