Yemen, Syria, defense deals top agenda as Erdogan heads for Kuwait

April 27, 2015 2:36 PM

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Yemen, Syria, defense deals top agenda as Erdogan heads for Kuwait

ANKARA (Reuters) - The crises in Yemen and Syria as well as defense and construction deals will top the agenda when Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets Kuwait's emir this week, the latest sign of Turkish efforts to strengthen ties with Gulf Arab states.

Erdogan has supported fellow Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies in their campaign against Iran-allied Houthi insurgents in Yemen and has repeatedly accused Tehran of seeking to dominate the Middle East.

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