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Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that Turkey will take part in every aspect of the Saudi-led military alliance to combat terrorism.

“We will take part in every stage of the mechanism to be formed in Riyadh. We will continue to provide support [efforts] against terrorism and increasing Islamophobia due to the rise of terrorism,” said Çavuşoğlu in a joint press conference with his counterpart, Adel al-Jubeir, on Wednesday.

A 34-state Islamic military coalition was formed under the leadership of Saudi Arabia on Dec. 15. The announcement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the alliance was being established because terrorism "should be fought by all means and collaboration should be made to eliminate it.

At a press conference the same day, Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman told reporters that the new Islamic military coalition will develop mechanisms for working with other countries and international bodies to "coordinate" efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.

Çavuşoğlu also hailed the progress made in the UN-sponsored peace talks to end months of fighting in Yemen.

A cease-fire took effect in Yemen on Dec. 15 as, through peace talks in Switzerland, parties agreed to end the civil war that has killed 6,000 people.

The main task for the negotiations will be agreeing on how to implement a UN Security Council Resolution in April that called on the Houthis to quit the capital, Sanaa, and other cities they seized in late 2014 and early 2015.

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