Qatar Ties to Iran Terrorism

Qatar Airways CEO US'fueling fire of Gulf crisis

Qatar Airways CEO US'fueling fire of Gulf crisis

Most likely, Qatar will make some concessions to return to the fold.

The Islamic republic has also opened its airspace to about 100 more Qatari flights a day, after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates banned Qatari planes from their airpace.

The rift has led to the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf Arab states in decades with Qatari citizens expelled from the three Gulf nations involved as well as ending all air, sea and land links with Doha.

ICCI President Khalid Iqbal Malik said that the whole Muslim Umma was disturbed over the brewing tensions in the Gulf region involving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It was also meant to have a security component, with a defense council to coordinate military matters.

Erdogan strongly rejected accusations by the Gulf countries that Qatar supports terrorism.

However, after diplomatic relations were broken off on June 5, the three member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) chose to close their air, maritime and land borders, in addition to cancelling flights among their countries and expelling Qatari residents.

He also criticized Saudi Arabia and the UAE, both members of ICAO's governing council, for shutting down the airline's offices.

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"A very grave mistake is being made in Qatar, isolating a nation in all areas is inhumane and against Islamic values".

Qatar denies the allegations, but its ties to Iran and embrace of various Islamist groups have put the country under intense scrutiny.

"There is still a question over whether there will be diplomatic pressure brought to bear on Oman and what impact that could have on this latest effort", a shipping source said.

But he supported moves by Kuwait to act as a mediator in the dispute "with the help of friendly countries such as the United States", he added.

As the Qatari crisis unfolded, Erdogan nearly immediately announced "full support" for Doha, stating that "we don't find sanctions against Qatar right".

Turkey has declared its full support to Qatar by offering food supplies and deploying its military troops in Qatar.