Turkish FM, economy minister to visit Qatar amid diplomatic row

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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 United States travel ban on laptops and tablets in passenger cabins. A Pakistani journalist's recent tweet also indicated that all may not be well between Saudi and Pakistan.

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain broke off diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar, as well as closed their land, sea and air borders on allegations of supporting.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar as "inhumane and against Islamic values", urging Saudi Arabia to take a leading role in resolving the ongoing crisis among Persian Gulf Arab nations.

Cavusoglu will meet with Qatar's officials and discuss the situation in the region. "However, Pakistan would not take sides in any event that would create divisions within the Muslim world", the daily quoted sources, as saying. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!

Prime Minister Sharif's mediation visit to Saudi did not achieve any immediate breakthrough.


Cavusoglu met Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha as well as Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani as Ankara steps up its efforts to solve the standoff.

Aviation authorities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have declared that the air embargo applies only to Qatari-owned airlines, aircraft or to companies registered in the Gulf state, said a report. The countries said there were renewed concerns that Qatar is helping to fund terrorist groups and was too close to Iran.

On Wednesday, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are violating people's rights by jailing or fining them for voicing sympathy for Qatar.

The crisis erupted late last month over fears that Qatar was trying to improve its ties with Iran, which Saudi Arabia and its allies wanted to be isolated.

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