Turkey proposes mediation in Qatar diplomatic row

As the diplomatic row between Qatar and other Arab States attracts global attention, Turkey has added its voice to the crisis urging the concerned states to solve their differences amicably as it expressed sadness over the incident. In a statement released by Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesman of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Ankara called on members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to “solve their problems through negotiation, dialogue and communication.” Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and the Tobruk-based government in Libya have all severed diplomatic ties with the Qatar and some of them have introduced aerial, land and sea blockades to and from Qatar. Ankara reminded the GCC of the “strategic alliance” which could be affected by the diplomatic rift and it has already begun efforts to end it.
Sudan also expressed its willingness to warm the ties between Doha and the other countries. Its foreign ministry stated that it is deeply concerned about “this unfortunate development between brotherly Arab states close to the hearts of the Sudanese people.”
Other world powers are exercising refrain especially the U.S which has military bases in some of the countries engaged in the row. Kuwait and Oman are also the two Gulf States that have taken a neutral stance while pushing for an end to the crisis.
Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway of the U.S. military’s Central Command says U.S has “no plans to change our posture in Qatar” while encouraging its partners “to reduce tensions and work towards common solutions that enable regional security.” U.S Secretary of state Rex Tillerson thinks that the row is “a growing list of disbelief in the countries for some time, and they’ve bubbled up to take action in order to have those differences addressed.”

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