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Saudi Arabia King was first leader to contact me after coup attempt: Turkey President Erdogan

Dubai [United Emirates]: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has revealed after following the recent coup attempt in the nation, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was the first leader to contact him and assure him of solidarity with Istanbul.

Speaking at the end of his visit to Bahrain, Erdogan also said that terrorism is changing the face of Syria and the region and that ancient Arab capitals are turning into battlefields, reports Al Arabia.

The President further asserted that the series of events unfolding in Iraq and Syria threaten Turkey and that his government will take the necessary steps to secure his nation. (ANI)