UAE, Saudi, Bahrain envoys meet with Turkish FM official on Qatar

The three envoys stressed the position of their countries decision to cut ties with Qatar earlier this month. (Shutterstock)

The Emirati, Saudi and Bahraini ambassadors to Turkey have met with a Turkish foreign ministry official on Friday to discuss Ankara’s stance on the Gulf states’ political dispute with Qatar.

The three envoys stressed the position of their countries decision to cut ties with Qatar earlier this month, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region.

They also stressed that what is happening is a boycott of Qatar and not a blockade, and that is motivated by the “desire of these countries to confront terrorism and preserve their national security.”

Kuwait has handed over a list of demands to Qatar from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt, and has given Doha 10 days to implement them.

The list of demands, according an Associated Press report, included shutting down Al Jazeera, cutting diplomatic ties with Iran and immediately halting the establishing of a Turkish military base in Qatar and ending any military cooperation with the NATO member.
 

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