Turkey's Erdogan says loyal to Qatar, Arab states' demands unacceptable

Turkey's Erdogan says loyal to Qatar, Arab states' demands unacceptableBy John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reaffirmed Turkey’s support for Qatar in its dispute with four other Arab states, saying their demands against the tiny Gulf nation were unacceptable. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and allying with regional foe Iran, charges Doha denies, and have cut diplomatic and commercial ties. At a meeting in Cairo on Wednesday the four nations’ foreign ministers refrained from slapping further sanctions on Qatar but voiced disappointment at Doha’s failure to comply with their 13 demands after the expiry of the deadline.



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