Turkey’s regional allies on Saturday condemned a deadly but foiled coup attempt by a faction of the army against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke with his Turkish counterpart three times since the crisis began.
On Twitter, he hailed the Turkish people’s “defence of democracy & their elected government” which he said “proves that coups have no place in our region and are doomed to fail.”
“Deeply concerned about the crisis in Turkey,” Zarif tweeted late on Friday.
A Saudi foreign ministry official said in a statement that the kingdom “had followed with much concern developments in brotherly Turkey” and “welcomes the return of the situation to normal under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his elected government.”
Qatar was the first Gulf Arab state to condemn the coup attempt and later congratulate Erdogan.
In a telephone call with the Turkish leader, Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani “congratulated (Erdogan) on the support of the people of Turkey on his rule against the failed military coup,” the official QNA news agency reported.