The gulf countries including UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and Egypt led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar, imposing a land, sea and air blockade, over allegations that Qatar is supporting terrorist groups.
Factories in Qatar, which until the action imported 80% of its supplies from the participating countries, have been working around the clock to process increased fresh food imports from non-Arab nations.
At Qatar's Hamad port yesterday, workers were busy unloading containers of food and building materials, while another ship carrying livestock, including chicken and sheep from Australia had docked at the port.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the economic and political isolation of Qatar as inhumane and contrary to Islamic values after key Gulf states broke off ties with Ankara's ally. Qatar Airways on June 7 announced the cancelation of all flights into Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain, just weeks after having been hit by a new USA travel ban on laptops and tablets in passenger cabins.
The crisis surrounding Qatar is damaging for the Islamic world, and Turkey is working to help resolve the issue through diplomacy, Turkish President Erdogan's spokesman said. According to Otaiba, the list includes closing or curtailing Qatar-funded media attacking UAE and others, as well as putting an end to Doha's alleged support for terrorism.
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Turkey also is eager to maintain workable relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia's foe with whom Doha's critics say Qatar maintained excessively close ties.
"The Qatar Charity implements projects included in the United Nations -coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans in Yemen, in Syria, and in Iraq, where they also participate in the common humanitarian coordination structure", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The statement comes ahead of talks between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir in Washington, DC.
Qatar Airways said on Wednesday the vast majority of its operations had not been affected by airspace restrictions recently imposed on it by four Arab countries.
"We are receiving reports that specific individuals have already been summarily instructed to leave the country they are residing in, or have been ordered to return home by their own government", he said.
Cavusoglu will also hold talks with Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, a ministry statement said, adding "recent regional developments" would be discussed, without giving further details.