Turkey condemns attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday denounced the drone attacks on two oil facilities of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Aramco, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Saudi Arabia accuses Yemen's Houthi rebels of launching drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in the kingdom and a major oil field Saturday, leading to huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil.

"On this occasion, we reiterate the importance of avoiding any provocative steps that could harm security and stability in the region and the Gulf," the statement said.

Turkey’s relations with Saudi Arabia have been dire for some time, with major differences from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to Turkey’s support for Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, which is viewed by the Saudi government as an existential threat.