Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The requirement of several Arab countries to withdraw Turkish military base in Qatar is disrespectful to Ankara. This was stated to journalists by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports on Sunday, June 25, the Anadolu news Agency.
“Ankara does not intend to negotiate with third countries the issues of bilateral defence cooperation. Turkey is not an ordinary country,” he said.
Erdogan stressed that his country supports Qatar’s position on the demands put forward by Arab States to sever diplomatic relations with Doha. “Against Qatar the requirements of 13 points against the norms of international law. Attempted violation of the sovereignty and interference in the internal Affairs of other countries unacceptable from the point of view of intergovernmental relations. This approach is fundamentally flawed,” said the President.
22 Jun Kuwait as a mediator handed Qatar a list of requirements of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to resume relations. From Doha, you need to close the channel “al Jazeera” and to break the link with Iran. Doha also needs to stop military cooperation with Ankara. In addition, the Emirate require compensation, the amount of which is not specified. The fulfillment of all requirements the allotted 10 days. Qatar called those demands unrealistic.
5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of destabilizing the political situation in the Arab States and supporting terrorism. The boycott was later joined by Yemen, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania, Union of Comoros.