Turkey says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Erdogan welcomes Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia


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Turkish President Erdogan. PHOTO: AFP

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis and said the ultimatum was "against international law."

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"We welcome [Qatar's position] because we consider the 13-point list against international law," Erdogan was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.

Qatar on Saturday denounced the ultimatum as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty.

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