The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said an ultimatum issued to Qatar is “against international law” and claimed calls to withdraw his troops from the Gulf emirate are “disrespectful”.
Mr Erdogan announced his support for the monarchy in Doha after they accused a group of Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain of forming an “illegal blockade” against them and issuing unreasonable demands.
The anti-Qatar coalition has accused the gas-rich nation of funding terrorist groups in the region – claims echoed by Donald Trump. Earlier this month the US President said Qatar had a history of “funding terrorism at a very high level”.
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