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Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar - minister

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar - minister”

That presumably would mean Qatar would have to close down Al-Jazeera's English-language affiliate.

On June 7, the Turkish parliament approved two agreements for the deployment of Turkish troops in a Qatari base, as well as offering military training to the nation's gendarmerie forces.

Suspend all diplomatic ties with Iran.

- Cut ties to extremist organizations.

Qatar must stop interference in other countries' domestic + foreign affairs.

Trendle also said that demands to shutter the network are "nothing but an attempt to muzzle a voice of democracy in the region and suppress freedom of expression".

"We remain committed to doing journalism", he said.

— Agree to all the demands within 10 days of it being submitted to Qatar, or the list becomes invalid.

Qatari officials have yet to reply to the demands.

He said that Saudi-led alliance had believed that Qatar would cave in quickly to the blockade and has been surprised that Doha has taken a stand against the economic and diplomatic pressures.

Earlier this week, Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, had insisted that Qatar's neighbours provide a list of demands that was "reasonable and actionable".

Qatar vehemently denies funding or supporting extremism.

Other demands on the list appeared to reflect the perennial fears of monarchies such as Saudi Arabia about the emergence of political opposition movements.

Iran and Turkey are now providing Qatar's required food supplies. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led nations have accused Qatar of inappropriately close ties to Iran, a Shiite-led country and Saudi Arabia's regional foe.

The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha- based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis.

It says the demands will be monitored and involve monthly reports in the first year, then every three months the next year, then annually for 10 years, the official said. Stop granting citizenship to wanted nationals from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.

One of the biggest disputes was in 2002, when Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador to Doha to protest at Al Jazeera's "negative" coverage of Saudi politics.

Compensation: Give compensations to victims and losses on 4 countries because of Qatar policy in last few years.

"Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda", Fikri Isik said speaking in a interview with NTV news broadcaster.

"Strengthening the Turkish base would be a positive step in terms of the Gulf's security", he said.

Flowers and pictures of Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani are pictured during the arrival of Kuwaiti and Omani citizen at Hamad worldwide airport in Doha, Qatar June 22, 2017.

Saudi Arabia has severed all land, sea and air links with Qatar, and Qatar Airlines has had to cancel or reroute some flights that usually use the airspace of the boycotting nations.



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