Erdogan urged to end the blockade of Qatar

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Gulf countries to lift the blockade of Qatar. On Friday, June 9, according to Reuters.

He said this commenting on the statement by U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson, who called to ease the blockade of Qatar. Erdogan said that Saudi Arabia should take the lead in this matter.

The Turkish head of state noted that “I did not notice that Qatar supported terrorism.” He stressed that Turkey will provide all possible support to Doha.

Earlier, on 9 June US President Donald trump has accused Qatar of financing terrorism and demanded that middle Eastern States to put an end to this. The American leader said that Doha has historically been a sponsor of terrorism “at a very high level.”

On the same day, the Turkish Parliament approved legislation allowing for the dispatch of a military contingent of this country in Qatar. Ankara not only sent its troops in the middle Eastern Emirate, but will provide a supply of water and food in this country.

5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar. They accused Doha of destabilizing the political situation in these Arab States as well as in support of terrorist organizations, including prohibited in Russia groups “Islamic state” and al-Qaida.

On the same day to four Arab countries joined in Yemen, Libya, the Maldives and Mauritius. June 6, Jordan lowered the level of relations with Qatar and Mauritania announced their breakup. The day after this decision the Union of the Comoros.