ISLAMABAD : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday night and discussed with him the latest developments relating to Middle East crisis.  During the conversation that lasted for about 45 minutes, the two leaders discussed the situation in the Middle East and reiterated that both the countries would accelerate efforts to resolve the deteriorating situation through peaceful means, said a press release issued by prime minister's media office.

They stressed that Houthis didn't have any right to overthrow a legitimate government in Yemen and affirmed that any violation of the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia would evoke a strong reaction from both the countries, it added.

The prime minister is in touch with various important Muslim leaders in his effort to diffuse the situation and salvage peace.–Staff Reporter