ANKARA, June 7 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif is to visit Turkey on Wednesday at his own request,
Turkish foreign ministry sources said, as a dispute between Gulf
powers and Qatar escalates.
The sources said Zarif would discuss bilateral and regional
matters. 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 -- have showed no immediate signs of success.
(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing
by David Dolan)