ANKARA, June 7 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif said on Wednesday close discussions were needed with
Turkey on worrying developments in the region, Turkish state
broadcaster TRT and other channels reported.
Zarif was speaking to reporters on arriving at a hotel in
the Turkish capital for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan amid
efforts to defuse the Qatar crisis -- prompted on Monday when
the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others severed diplomatic ties
with it over alleged support for Islamist groups and Iran.
(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing
by David Dolan)