Qatar’s ambassador to Turkey has described an agreement between Ankara, Moscow and Washington on the parameters of a proposed safe zone in northern Syria as a “diplomatic victory” for Turkey.

In an interview with the Qatari Al-Sharq newspaper, Salem bin Mubarak al-Shafi said Qatar has always backed Turkey’s legitimate right to defend its national security.

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