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Turkey has no intention of closing Qatar base despite Saudi ultimatum

24 Juin 2017

Four Arab states that have boycotted Qatar have reportedly handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades.

Four Arab states now boycotting Qatar for allegedly supporting terorrism have sent the country a lot of 13 demands, according to one of the countres' officials who spoke to Reuters.

"These requirements must be met within 10 days from the date of delivery or they will be considered void", the Arab states said in their list of demands.

In addition to Al-Jazeera, it must also shut online information sites that it supports, according to the reported demands.

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik told local broadcaster NTV on Friday that his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and dismissed demands for its closure as interferences in Ankara's relations with the oil-rich Gulf state. The Middle East Eye is not funded by Qatar, a spokesman for the British company said.

Qatari officials in Doha did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the AP.

For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance based on the list of demands.

Refuse to naturalize the citizens of the Arab States and expel those who are in Qatar now, so that Qatar "no longer interferes in the internal affairs of the states".

Close the TV station Al Jazeera. A trade and diplomatic embargo has been in place against Qatar for two weeks, with the Gulf countries accusing the Qatari government of aiding terrorism.

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She added: "We have asked, and we're optimistic, that what will be on this list will be reasonable and actionable demands that the Qataris will receive".

But others, including a vague requirement that Qatar pay compensation for its "policies" and shut down all news outlets the country operates, appeared created to punish Qatar for its independence from the Saudi-led bloc.

Speaking at a news conference in Paris, France on Monday, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said he had no idea why the Saudi Arabia-led bloc of nations imposed a blockade on Qatar.

In recent years especially, the Arabic-language channel has become closely associated with Qatar's promotion of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Sunni Islamists around the region, including those who have advanced extremist or sectarian views on the channel.

Moreover, Qatar has to pay an unspecified sum in compensation for the four Arab countries claimed to be "loss of life and other financial losses caused by Doha's policies".

The list compiled by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain also demands the closing of a Turkish military base, the official told Reuters.

"These demands must be agreed within 10 days, otherwise they would be invalidated", according to the document.

If Qatar agrees to comply, the list sets out that it will be audited once a month for the first year, and then once per quarter in the second year after it takes effect.